This is one of the few Italian wines that I frankly did not like at all and could barely drink. I was glad I didn't have company when I opened it. I have a Riserva in my new shipment, so I'll be interested in seeing how it compares.
Response from WSJwine:By Customer Service, January 26, 2015
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We are new to wines or at least to drinking better wines so dont let my review persuade you. This was the best dry wine we have ever had and we generally dont like dry. We will probably buy it again because, there is a place for it but, it wont be one we reach for all the time.
Overall, a nice bottle with the farmy, earthy flavor Chiantis are known for. Very smooth, unlike other Chiantis. Moderate fruit. Easy drinking. Better than the 90-rated, Top 100 wine, Nippozano Chianti
Opened the first of two of these bottles and, while it may be slightly corked, it may just be that there is a flavor to it that I do not find to be in keeping with other chiantis. This, from someone who, until now, would have been hard pressed to cite a chianti that he didn't like.
I had it for dinner with a nice grilled ribeye. Actually enjoyed the flavor more without a meal. I had begun tasting it prior to my meal. I am not familiar with chianti but this is a very pleasant wine.
Excellent wine, I got three in my shipment, and gave 2 as gifts. My father and I shared the bottle. We both enjoy a good, dry red, and this one has a great taste to it. It will be a definite in future orders.
me and my wife enjoyed this wine. bought 15 reds for the holidays. would buy this one again
Response from WSJwine:By Customer Service, December 29, 2014
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This was my first experience with Chianti, and I found it very enjoyable. It's definitely slightly drier, but has a nice strong flavor. It went well with our rib meal, as well as the sausage and cheese I served for appetizers. It was also a nice drink on its own. I look forward to trying this again.