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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LE CALVANE
A classically-styled Chianti with a gentle modern fruity twist! It has a very deep purple red colour. The nose is slightly spicy and gently plummy with some very faintly smoky, sandalwood-chestnut notes. Dry and medium bodied albeit quite well structured, the perfectly ripe, somewhat tangy, gently spicy, Damson plum flavours are followed up with a lingering, crisp, sandalwood-tinged finish. This delicious harmonious blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo is quite ready-to-drink and outstanding value. A real crowd-pleaser, it has 13% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L1/21 on the back label. The recommended best buy 2016 (**/**+) was released on January 23, 2021 at $17.95. CSPC 454934
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***(90 points)
Bright, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Villa Le Calvane is perched on the hills adjacent to the legendary Castle of Montegufoni, just 20 kilometres from downtown Florence. This modern take on Chianti delivers alluring notions of allspice, new leather, violets, cherries and currants on a sleek, structured frame. Look for a touch of chewy tannin on the finish and savour through 2030 with steak Florentine or pasta bolognese. Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 8, 2022
Cases bought 692 (12 bottles per case)

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

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