Castello di Verrazzano – Riserva 2011 – Chianti Classico

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Red wine with a medium towards deep colour; there’s some evolution on the rim, more towards tawny. The nose has some evolution here, showing off floral notes with quite sweet fruit like crushed berries and cherry; with some mild spiciness, a hint of leather. It’s still very youthful in terms of texture, we still have pronounced tannins and a high acidity. The fruitiness is on the sweet fruity side like dried cherry, dried plum. Still a bit austere for my taste, it would certainly need to round off those tannins a little bit more. So medium weight, but still high extract. It has a medium towards long finish, but in my mind a wine that needs some more aging.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.