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WSJwineCollezione di Paolo Chianti 2009
“Paolo Masi makes wines with irreproachably
clean fruit and abundant personality,” says
Gambero Rosso, Italy’s top wine guide. Here’s his delicious, feast-ready Chianti – for good friends only – at a great savings.
Average Customer Rating:
(396 Reviews) 227
Rating Snapshot(396 reviews)
290 out of 396(73%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Collezione di Paolo Chianti 2009
Most Chiantis are too acidic for us but the Collezione di Paolo Chianti 2014 stayed under our limit. We got the 2013 vintage in our introductory pack last year and the latest vintage is much the same: lighter in body with cherries and a manageable version of that signature Chianti acidity. We still prefer smoother, fuller wines, but every now and then this is a nice change of pace with a pizza.
I love dry full bodied Chianti. This does not fall in to this category. Definitely on the lighter side and probably paired well with pizza. Easy drinking. However, cannot say I would go out and buy it again.
I HATED this wine from the first sip! Since I only know French wines (as I lived in Paris for 20 years until recently), I thought it must be Chianti, or????
In any case I couldn't dump it fast enough, and am not about to open the second bottle, either.
Very poor introduction indeed.
Response from WSJwine:By Customer Service, August 18, 2015
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I'm no wine expert, and I generally prefer a moscato or Merlot, so the first sip was a bit of a surprise. By the end of the first glass, however, I did find myself enjoying the bitter bite on my tongue and the way it interacted with the food. Not my favorite, but good.