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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Agricola Querciabella Chianti Classico 2007

Length and complexity abound in this wine.  The finish shows this pulsing wave of savoury charm, encircling the mouth, throbbing - beckoning you in for more.  Silky tannins complete the picture of dark cherries, some barbecue meat and new leather.

Woody nutty palate, silken smooth medium body.  Excellent balance. My only criticism is a little spike of heat that rears its head, but it quickly pops back below the parapet.  Beautiful.

First made in 1974, this is the wines 34th release.  The estate has been certified biodynamic since 2000.  Blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet (as permitted under the 1984 DOCG regulations).  One hundred percent French oak.  The Sangiovese sees only 10% new, the remainder is 1-2 year old.  The Cabernet sees 80% new.

Source: Retail
Price: $39.99
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

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