Borgo Reale Chianti

Ruby red with rich chromatic nuances. Distinctly fruity bouquet with cherry overtones that are balanced with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. The flavor reflects the spicy undertones and fruit of the bouquet supported by balanced tannins
The nose on this dark ruby to garnet colored wine is initially hot but blows off soon, rich cherry, raspberry, roasted herbs, and heavy vanilla. The mouth on this medium bodied wine is soft and mouth filling without it being mouth coating, the tannins are integrated nicely, and give the wine a slight lift, along with cherry, raspberry, and plum. The mid palate is brightly acidic, along with coffee and vanilla. The finish is medium long with bright red fruit that lingers long on the palate after the wine is gone. The wine need to be drunk ASAP, it is throwing sediment, and does not last long after the bottle is opened. I opened the bottle Friday night and by Saturday day it was astringent and most of the fruit is gone.
Wine Spectator: 85 Points
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Tasting Date: November 2007
Price at Tasting: $14.99
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