2007 Ormanni Chianti Classico (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico)

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Chianti, Chianti Classico, Italy, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Tuscany

This was a purchase I made locally over the weekend. A Chianti that has the maximum amount of non-Sangiovese (Cannaiolo I believe) blended in to still be allowed to call it Chianti Classico. Made with the assistance of Giulio Gambelli (of Montevertine and Soldera fame), and highly recommended by my local wine merchant, I thought this would be a great bargain. Unfortunately, all the hype doesn’t compare to what’s in the bottle. Although the wine has considerable concentration of fruit for a simple Chianti Classico, it lacks intensity and seems slightly hollow on the mid-palate and short on the finish. The wine seems fairly simple with very dusty tannins, that I found to be distracting. Even at $15, I cannot recommend this.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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