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WTN: Straccali Chianti 2005

by Bruce Hayes » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:34 pm

From Rocca Delle Macie.

For a $10.25 (Canadian) wine, this isn't half bad.

Nice, cherry-red color in the glass.

Medium-weight, earthy, tart acidity, sour cherries, smoke, leather, good acidity toward the end, along with a not-altogether-unpleasant dirty bite, slight effervecent tingle on the tongue.

Very tart, mouthwatering finish.

Certainly not the best wine in the world, but for the price....
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Re: WTN: Straccali Chianti 2005

by Redwinger » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:56 pm

Haven't had this wine for at least a couple of years, but always thought it was a good value. As you mention, not a world-beater, but enjoyable.
Thanks for the reminder to re-visit this.
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Re: WTN: Straccali Chianti 2005

by Brian K Miller » Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:11 am

Sounds very "interesting"

I have to confess that like another poster (Otto, I believe) I'm not sure I "understand" Chianti. Some IU've had sound like this wine-very tart, higher acidity, bright fruit. Others have darker, smoother, more leather and tobacco character. Wierd-just like every other grape variety, I guess. :o
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