Monday, July 16, 2012
2007 Viticcio CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA (Tuscany, Italy)
Dark ruby with just the slightest lightening at the rim. Amazingly pure nose of the sweetest, highest toned cherry extract, fruitcake, and pure, focused Chianti earth. A floral note too. Linear, bone dry, generous flavors. No fat, but not an iota too lean either. Got that great, cherry fruit-mixed-with-schisty-Tuscan gravel thing going on. Excellent acids keep it energetic. Long, clingy finish, with a barely perceptible dose of micro-tannin. Killer. A. F*ck that new school stuff, this is the real deal. Was $21.99 from WTSO.com, but I've also seen this at Spec's (on Bissonnet) in Houston. Get some.