- posted 11 years ago
While rummaging around in the cellar I found two bottles of 1995
Monsanto Il Poggio RIserva Chianti and decided to open one with
dinner. The wine was slightly brickish but I find that a lot of
Chianti and Sangiovese have a brickish cast to them even when young.
The nose was a bit tight and restrained with a bit of tobacco and a
woody cedary note. On the palate the wine was a bit tired. The fruit
was somewhat flat witha bit of sour cherry and a slight herbal note.
THe tannins were very drying on the palate almost a dusty feel.
OVerall not very charming and just drinkable. "C"