2012 Borgo Scopeto Italian (Tuscany) Red "Chianti Classico"
Winery: Borgo Scopeto
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chianti Classico"
Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red
Grape blend: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot & 5% Colorino
Region: Chianti Classico
State or country: Italy
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: November 1, 2014
Wine Review: This ruby colored Chianti Classico opens with a black cherry and black currant like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a ripe plum with nicely integrated minerality and mild old oak. I also detected hints of dark chocolate as well. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This wine is very food friendly and would pair well with a hearty veal stew with red wine and sweet peppers. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Colour: dark ruby red. Bouquet: full and intense but at the same time sweet and fruity, with hints of black soft fruit. Pleasant overtone of noble wood, vanilla and cocoa and a surprising cherry finish. Flavour: dry, firmly structured, austere and elegant; well balanced. Excellent persistence of the flavor on the palate. Pairings: This wine can accompany an entire meal, especially thick soups, all kinds of meat and half-mature cheese.
Organic status: not organic
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