Toasted sugar and strawberry cake on the nose. Grassy, fresh berries, with slate and cocoa on the front of the palate at first taste. I have to admit being braced somewhat by the tannins – I did not expect them, so they seemed a bit overdone. Almonds, marzipan, and a leathery chewiness, with a crisp, almost tart abrupt finish. A fun ride.
- Rating: Everyday Red
- Name: Brolio 2011 Chianti Classico
- Winery: Barone Ricasoli
- Region: Chianti
- Country: Italy
- Varietals: Sangiovese 80%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%
- Price: $20