2009 Brancaia Chianti Classico

September 16, 2014

Name:Chianti Classico
Vintage:2009
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer:Brancaia
Region:Italy / Toscana / Chianti
Alcohol:n/a

It’s brash and luscious, with a bit of overkill on the oak. I would hope more finesse would emerge with age, but at this time it’s rather more of a set of elements than a composition to me. A good wine, but not a Chianti poster child.

2009 Brancaia Il Blu

September 16, 2014

Name:Il Blu
Vintage:2009
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Merlot, Sangiovese
Producer:Brancaia
Region:Italy / Toscana
Alcohol:n/a

Sangiovese, Merlot and 2 months in bariques give layers and layers of dark and slightly jammy black cherry and blackberry. Quite dense, tense and restrained aromatically. Well made, but I am not a huge fan of it at this age.