Chianti Classico in the rear view mirror


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Although the annual presentation of the Chianti Classico vintages – at which I tasted the following 150 wines – is not a real en primeur in the strict sense of the word, it nevertheless offers the first comprehensive overview of the latest vintages to come onto the market. This year it highlighted the quite testing 2011 Chianti Classico normale as well as the superior 2010 Riserva. Because most quality-focused estates take the legal ageing requirements only as a guideline (Chianti Classico normale may come onto the market in October following...