Just finished dinner and enjoyed the Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2001 I reviewed yesterday. While the nose is still lean the taste is a bit richer due to the small amount of air it has been exposed to over the past 24 hours (I use the Vacu Vin Saver, but do notice a bit of difference after opening). Therefore, I would suggest you either “breathe” the wine for an hour or decant before serving. I’ll talk a bit about this on the next podcast.
Today’s show is about Chianti, Tuscany’s famous red blend. I also talk about strategies to get the best wine-by-the-glass in chain restaurants, read listener comments and cover my own tasting preferences to help you calibrate your taste buds to the reviews on the show.
– Castello di Gabbiano, Chianti Classico Riserva 2001 ($18)
– Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2001 ($17)
– S.Michele a Torri, Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2002 ($10)