Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Riserva 2005
這瓶義大利 Chianti 是上個月在 Costco 花不到 $20 (含稅)買的，已經喝完一陣子也手寫了 tasting note，可是卻一直很懶惰沒有整理起來。而自從上週的 Barrel Tasting 之後，最近對酒就有一點疲乏，很少想去碰酒。那，就來整理這瓶酒的 tasting note 吧。
This Italian Chianti was bought from Costco with the price less than $20 (tax included), and I finished this bottle for a while and had a hand writing tasting note. However, I am a little lazy to post it on blog. After the Barrel Tasting last week, I had less will to have wine, so I decide to deal with the tasting note of this Chianti.
After removing the cork, I smell the floral bouquet. The aromas of black current and black berry are not too over, then an apparent nose of spices come out. The smell of spices is not sharp, and I never experience such kind of smell in red before. The tannins are a little bit harsh, but, for a young wine, it is smooth enough. And lingering finish.
唔，感覺起來好像沒什麼太過於特別的，於是我很納悶為什麼 Wine Spectator 給了他 90 分還有列入 Top 100 of 2008。去查了一下才發現這瓶酒是 90% 的 Sangiovese 和 10% 其他葡萄(Malvasia nera, Colorino, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon)釀製而成。這就太驚奇了，跟我之前喝過的 Sangiovese 完全不一樣，沒有那麼刺鼻，喝起來也很柔順，所以我決定接下來幾天都倒一杯來喝看看。
Humm… sounds not so special, and I am confused why Wine Spectator rated it 90 and listed it in Top 100 of 2008. After my checking the profile of this wine, it was made by 90% Sangeovese and 10% other grapes (Malvasia nera, Colorino, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon). Waooo~ that is amazing!!! Definitely and totally different to my previous experiences of Sangiovese. The smells are not so pungent, and the tastes is smoother. So I decided to taste it again in the next few days.
Next day, the taste and smell became better. The spices are more apparent, no matter in nose or in palate. But, that made me think of some high-level soy sauce. This is really an interesting, familiar and memorial experience.