27 October, 2010
Placido Chianti 2008Comments : 3 Posted in : Chianti, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
Placido Chianti 2008
This chianti tastes pungent, and not in a good way. Unripened blackberries, nectarines, apples, mild chocolate, and herbs—dried thyme, mostly—are the notes I taste. Those don’t make for a great combination. I’m not spitting it out, but it’s not really worth drinking, either.
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:
It’s very good. Placido Chianti is a fun, light-hearted quaff with a touch of floral on the nose. The taste is dry and slightly tannic . . . very pleasant red, quite dry, with a floral (I’m copying Melody’s word) and peppery nose and a medium body. Very drinkable. I’m sure this wine is very Italian food-friendly: fragrant, pleasantly acidic. A fun discovery for $9.
tummies growl on the 2006 vintage
Once open, some sweet, sourish note occurs with some significant red fruit. It was pretty much a simple, fruity wine that lacked complexity.