Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2009
Colour: Medium+ garnet core, light garnet rim.
Nose: Leather, cedar, matured plum, tobacco, black cherry, balsamic, white pepper.
Palate: Dry, medium body, high acidity, medium silky tannins. Sour cherry, tobacco, plum, integrated oak.
Finish: Medium finish, touch of pepper, mellow black raspberry.
Chianti Classico is one of my favourite affordable wine region, for food pairings. Always offering up good QPR and this wine is no exception.
Decanted for 1 hour. Starts off with a classic matured Chianti Classico nose, full of leather, black cherry, plum, balsamic, and tobacco notes. The palate is well-integrated, resolved tannins and acidity. The fruit is on the soft side, the classic sour cherry and tobacco, with a nice touch of oak; followed by a medium finish with a touch of pepper, and mellowed black fruits. Drinking very well now, and would continue to do so for the next 2-3 years