Barone Ricasoli Chianti 2011 Review

Posted: April 10, 2013 in Italy
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Barone Chianti

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Barone Ricasoli Chianti 2011

Vintage: 2011

Style: Medium bodied red

Country: Italy

Region: Chianti


Overview: While this wine lacks some of the complexity that other Chianti’s have it is a great introduction to the variety Sangiovese and Chianti as a wine. It can also be said that in life sometimes all you need is the simple things. That being said you do not often hear anyone saying that they need Paris Hilton or Brynne Edelsten, other than those seeking mental euthanasia. The fruit charecters are lifted and in your face and there is an under-ripe, ‘green’ character but with food this becomes imperceptible.

Overall it ticks all the boxes for the price point and is a pleasant, uncomplicated drink.


Tasting note: Great colour, vibrant ruby hues. A dusty nose with lifted cherry and flint. The fruit characters vie for attention on the palate, cherry, strawberry and rhubarb with light undertones of cinnamon and menthol. A touch under ripe but clever food matching will mask this.

Final Say: As mentioned, if you are looking for an introduction into Chianti than look no further. $25 a bottle.


Score: 16 out of 20

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