Friday, January 8, 2010

Tesco Finest Chianti Classico Riserva 2005

Because we drink a lot of Italian reds as 'everyday wine', I'm always trying new ones. I saw this award-winning wine on the Tesco website as I was ordering something else so I decided to give it a try.

This is a 'riserva' which means it has to be aged at least 27 months before release. This particular one was aged 2 years in oak, followed by 'further refinement in the bottle'.

It has a muted nose of cherries (typical), and it tastes like dusty sour cherries with a bit of tannin mixed in, which is exactly what you want. We found it better than this, which is what else I bought at the same time (the 2006 vintage - it was half-price).

Food accompaniment is a must, as with pretty much all Chianti I've ever tried.

It's apparently made by this co-op.

Tesco Finest Chianti Classico Riserva 2005
Tuscany, Italy

1 comment:

  1. Totally disagree crude and bitter,very disappointing and what you would expect from a supermarket wine.