Fattoria Di Felsina Chianti Classico 2000

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From memory I think I brought a dozen of these on release and I have been steadily drinking a bottle a year since then. However if this bottle is any indication, I better stick the balance away for a few more years: this wine is still a pup at eleven years of age.

Still deep purple in colour, the nose is quite closed and not a strong point for this wine. What is a strong point is the beautiful palate. Some may find the tannins a bit offputing: I love them. Mouth puckering tannins balance a perfect Chianti palate with dried herbs, plums and acid all in perfect harmony.

Felsina are a reference point for Chianti and this wine is certainly no exception.

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