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Gabbiola Chianti Riserva 2006, Sangiovese Wine

Gabbiola Chianti Riserva 2006, Sangiovese Wine

Origin: Italy - Tuscany

Artisan Vineyard Notes

Characteristics: This wine shouts the pleasures of Tuscan earth. Beguiling aromas of mushroom and the ground. Layered flavors of the same with the addition of stewed fruits and spice. Plum, cherry, vanilla…it all keeps on coming and reminds one of what all the fuss has been about in Chianti for centuries.
-wine tasting note by JN, June 2011

This wine is dark, as transparent as Italian lawmaking; deep, deep purple and black. Its colour is a powerful precursive... what is to be expected from a Chianti this dark? The nose introduces the wine with pomegranates but ultimately a mélange of figs and dark chocolate. The mouth is dense and sensually textured; the flavour is black fruits and dark roasted coffee beans. I find the tannins meaty and the acids in good balance. All this promises a wonderful and long future. I will definitely add some bottles of this to the wines my sister is saving for her grand-daughter, Aleyah, who was born in 2006. A caveat; a good number of people feel that no sangiovese based wine is suitable for long aging. I concur that they don’t take very many years to peak but well made ones are persistent. - Wine review by LAC. August, 2010.
Food Pairings: This wine is excellent served with important and rich first courses, from polenta with sauce to baked lasagna, and it is exalted when served with all meat second courses, from grilled meat (the typical Florentine T-boned steak) to braised meats and fricassee. Excellent with all manner of pork dishes, in fact, the tannin in the wine contrasts well with the succulence of the meat, while the alcohol cleans the palate of its fats and strong flavours.
Expert Review
Five Stars, Decanter

Intensely black nose, plum, prune, black cherry and berry. Woody, vanilla, five-spice nose. Big red - powerful and resonating muscular tannins, dense fruit. Intense and impressive. Drink from 2010.

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Price: $320.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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