Chianti

Cost: $16.95 (Sale until 24 April 2016: $13.95)
Grape: Sangiovese
Category: Red Wine
Location LCBO General List
Country: Italy
Region: Chianti Classico, Tuscany
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Gabbiano
Alcohol: 13% Alcohol/Vol.

Hard to beat this Chianti Classico for the price vs quality

Description: Medium light ruby to garnet in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features cedar, sour cherry, strawberry, mulberry, sage, oregano, arugula and dried mushrooms. Medium body and tannins, with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: A little heat from the 14.5% alcohol

Interesting Note: Excellent palate cleanser when having it with food. Lightly chill the wine.

Drink now or in the next 3 years on its own or pair it with Angel Hair pasta in olive oil sauce with mushrooms and dried tomatoes.

Tasted: 1 April 2016

Best buy

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9+/10 (Sale price: 9.5/10) Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

LCBO: 219808

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