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27 October, 2010

Placido Chianti 2008

Comments : 3 Posted in : Chianti, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

Placido Chianti 2008
Tuscany, Italy

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.

1 star

Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:

Tom and Melody’s Wine Blog

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.

Reviewed 9.16.10



3 thoughts on : Placido Chianti 2008

  • Charlie Sommers
    February 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I found this at a local store and used it to make a bœuf bourguignon. Not a traditional choice but it turned out very well. I look forward to a repeat performance.

    • February 23, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Interesting choice! While I didn’t enjoy it much for drinking, I could see how it would work in a savory dish with the notes I tasted. Thanks for sharing!

  • Anonymous
    March 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    VERY VERY GOOD……………………………..

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