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  • Walter Speller
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  • Walter Speller
30 Jul 2014
 


Chianti Classico's 2012 vintage was the produce of one of the hottest summers ever to be recorded, but when I tasted the 48 examples described below, I found to my surprise that they showed surprising freshness and elegance. Only in the rarest of cases were there the hallmarks of hot vintages: stewed fruit flavours and high levels of alcohol.…