There are some joys to my many roles at work.  One of them is getting a very sweet thank you in the form of a bottle of wine for an event I did – Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2009 Left on my wine shelf for a while, I had forgotten about this wine and was so excited to come across it the other night.

I love that glug sound of wine being poured into a big round class.  It’s a tantalizing thrill of something great to come. 

This Chianti is a gorgeous rich garnet color when you pour.  Luscious aromas of deep dark cherries and spicy rich coffee.  The wine gives off a ripe sweetness that makes you ponder if it will have a similar taste.  Well, no time like the present to check!  An almost exact mimic of the aroma – sweet and exploding with overripe black cherries with a hint of peppery spice and licorice.  Oh boy was I enjoying my first sip.  My second sip brought more bursting cherries and a rich bold and smooth, velvety finish that stays with you for some time.

Big fan of this outstanding Chianti.  What an absolute treat for me.

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