Monday, August 4, 2008

No more little baskets.

A good Chianti is hard to find. A good CHEAP Chianti that isn't dirty and malodorous is especially hard to find. So here's one from our friend, Alberto Antonini in Tuscany. 

Poggiotondo, 2005, Chianti Superiore. $12.99 at the Wine House.

90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot. 

Try not to judge the umm... how do you say it... Moulin Rouge-esque label? The juice on the inside has really good density and grip. Cherry and plum fruit, you know, easy drinking but with a little attitude. 

What else can I write? It's $12.99! 

I do wish, however, that Chianti still came in those little baskets as opposed to being dressed up like a Burlesque dancer (not that there's anything wrong with Burlesque dancers.)

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