Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Pizzini Lana Il Nostro Gallo 2014

Returning to the traditional Chianti roots, this is a blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino (55/14/11) with a cheeky addition of Merlot (10%).

Lots of savoury action here. Packed with dried Mediterranean herbs and twigs, there's a purple flower lift. More time in the glass reveals dark cherries - it was a matter of time :)

To taste, the savoury characters stand proud but the fruit seems to lack some mojo. Drying, dark cherries push through without any great excitement - standing on the edge of the dance floor seemingly reluctant to break loose if you know what I mean. Tannins are fine and soft, puckering too sapping saliva from the mouth.

A wine which needs food as a wingman. I'd have a glass with a lasagne or even a steak.

Drink now to eight years.

89/100 - Good+

Region: King Valley
RRP: $24
Source: Sample

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