Piccini Chianti Classico Riserva 2009, Tuscany, Italy

    Bit confused by this wine – some sips I liked it more than others… Piccini Chianti Classico Riserva 2009, Tuscany, Italy (£11 ...

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      Piccini Chianti Classico Riserva 2009, Tuscany, Italy

      …Bit confused by this wine – some sips I liked it more than others… Piccini Chianti Classico Riserva 2009, Tuscany, Italy (£11.49 Morrisons) Plus points: I really like the supple woody cherry flavour, notes of herbs and tea, and the light edge of volatility that lifts the flavours rather than murders them, and adds in a note of old school desk varnish character. Minus point: there’s a green bitterness lurking in the background, maybe from poorly seasoned oak. Hmmm… B+…

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