2005 Chianti Riserva, Gran Selezione Oro, Piccini

Producer: Piccini
Vintage: 2005
Grape variety: Sangiovese
Origin: Italy, Central, Tuscany
Appellation: Chianti
Date tasted: 13 July 2009
Price when tasted: £9.99

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Tasting notes


Something of a Tuscan mammoth, Piccini is responsible for a sizeable proportion of Chianti's entire output. This impressively titled Sangiovese has an enveloping, velvety and spicy nose with violet highlights. It's well structured, with crunchy red fruit punching through the smoothly textured palate. Drink 2009-12. (£9.99)

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