Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gran Sasso Terre de Chiete Sangiovese, 2008

I had a glass of this Sangiovese at Salt of the Earth Restaurant in Fennville, MI several years ago and liked it so much that I kept my eye out for it at local wine shops. The bottle I found cost less than $10. And with a couple years of aging, it's even better than it was at Salt of the Earth.

Deep ruby. Dark cherry, peels, plums, nice floral notes. Smells and tastes like a Chianti but much smoother on the palate. Plenty of tannins but they are ripe and velvety. At a good stage of maturity. Would buy more.

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