Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Piccini Poggio Teo Chianti Classico 2004

This was a bit of a risky purchase. I ordered 6 bottles without having tried it, going solely on the wine's reputation and price: half price from Tesco Wine Club (£9 from £18), and a Decanter gold medal. Sounds like a deal.

The wine is a Chianti Classico from the Castelnuovo Berardenga region of Tuscany. The grapes come from Piccini's Valiano estate, which also produces other higher-end Chiantis and Super-Tuscans.

This is a fabulous wine. Powerful nose of smoke and cherries, and a wonderfully rich, deep palate of cherry, chocolate, smoke and gravel. The finish is super-long, the richness lingers on and on. Good structure held up by welcome tannins. Very good. A different class than Piccini's other supermarket offerings. A gamble that paid off - I'm stocking up.

Poggio Teo
Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy
£9 (£18)

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