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1999 Melini Chianti Classico Riserva la Selvanella Sangiovese

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Melini Chianti Classico Riserva la Selvanella Sangiovese 1999
Mike P.
Mike P.

Rated  on May 22, 2008

This is my 4th time with this and I must say it does not dissapoint. It is a bit closed at first, but then opens to a beautiful pure correct sangiovese. The color is dark amber with wonderful deep age on the edges. The nose reveals nothing as to what the palate will. Dark beautiful fruit with amazing balance, and an undertone of just the right amount of sweetness. A wonderful acid/tannin balance with hardly any tannins noticable. A big difference from last Aprils NY VinItaly tasting. This is a wonderful food wine

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At $22/bottle, you can't go wrong!
Score: 92 points
Drink by: Now to 2 years
A true Chianti Classico, this big, ripe wine was surprisingly difficult to find at retail shops in Atlanta. Nothing was very inviting about my first sip, but after 20 minutes or so, I began to see why the waiter recommended it over the more expensive Nippozano. The tannins and youth of this wine fade quickly, revealing abundant fruit and loads of spice. Traces of cola lingered after each sip and the dry, sweet finish was 30+ seconds. We originally had this at Baraonda in Midtown; I bought half a case over the next two weeks. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Posted by 1000-yard-stare on April 12, 2004
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