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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LE CALVANE
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. This well-priced 2016 Chianti was last released on January 11, 2020, but like most Vintages releases, it was not presented at the LCBO media preview tasting. A classically-styled Chianti with a gentle modern fruity twist, it has a fairly deep purple red colour. The nose is slightly spicy and gently plummy with some very faintly smoky, sandalwood-chestnut notes. Very dry and medium bodied albeit quite well structured, the ripe, somewhat tangy, gently spicy, still-alert, Damson plum flavours are followed up with a lingering, crisp, sandalwood-tinged finish. Quite ready-to-drink and excellent value, this Tuscan crowd-pleaser has 13.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with lot number L04-19 on the back label. CSPC 454934
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Plummy, Well Balanced
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: A modern DOCG Chianti, this version offers aromas of bruised strawberry, saddle leather, tealeaf and licorice, fine spice, and dried rose petals. The palate delivers similar flavours of strawberry and spice. It is mediumbodied and is showing maturity but the freshness notable. Score - 89 (Daenna Van Mulligen, winescores.ca, Oct. 1, 2019) Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 23, 2021
Cases bought 299 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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