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EPISODE #98
Manager Allard Cantor & Chianti
March 16, 2022
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Wines of the Night

2019 Poggio del Moro “Nu” Chianti DOCG ($20)

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"Nu" is 100% Sangiovese sourced from the mostly sandy soils of the Mezzogiomo and Mattina vineyards, located at 350 meters of elevation in the hills of Tuscany. The wine sees no new oak to preserve the purity of the fruit and to emphasize the terroir. The 2019 vintage received 91 points from The Tasting Panel Magazine.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 88

Tom: 85

Arvind: 84

Allard: 86

2016 Castello di Gabbiano “Cavaliere d’Oro” Chianti Classico Riserva ($15)

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Created from the estate oldest vineyards, this Riserva Chianti Classico keeps the most typical organoleptic characteristics of this old tradition wine emphasized by a balanced ageing in wood. Blend: 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 87

Tom: 87

Arvind: 89

Allard: 90

2016 Silla Il Piaggione Chianti Classico Riserva ($20)

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This Chianti is 95% Sangiovese and comes from the La Tancia estate, which was originally built in the 14th century during the reign of the Medicis. The property is now owned by winemaker Domenico Silla. Winery tasting notes: "An intense and deep ruby red color with floral notes of violets and iris combined with a typical character of red fruits. It has a harmonious, dry and savory flavor."

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 89

Tom: 88

Arvind: 85

Allard: 86

2015 Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva ($22)

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Intense ruby red with violet nuances. A complexnose with sour cherry, ripe blackberry, and cassis withundertones of cinnamon, nutmeg, and freshly ground pepper.On the palate, soft and fresh, with the alcohol rounding out theharshness of the tannins. Finishes with a long, toasted note. Willage well for more than ten years.

Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Syrah

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 89

Tom: 88

Arvind: 85

Allard: 86