Chianti, Whats Your Pleasure?

Discussion in 'Beverages, Drinks and Smoothies' started by CraigC, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    SE Florida
    I'm a big fan of Chianti Classico Riserva. I like both Ruffino and Banfi labels.
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Someone bought me a bottle of this not long ago - but in truth I'm not keen on oak aged wines and this one is. I prefer the younger un-oaked Chianti

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  3. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    SE Florida
    What, no one else drinks chianti?:facepalm:
  4. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Well - I wonder how many here drink wine?
  5. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    I'm partial to the Ruffino Riservas.

    Here's a couple of bottles that I'm saving for the day I retire.


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  6. Rocklobster

    Rocklobster Senior Member

    Heck of a question..all Chianti is my pleasure.. Gabbiano, Brolio, is what we usually have, although we hit the vintage section some times..probably too many times...:p
  7. I adore good chianti. I much prefer the 'traditional' chiantis which do not have foreign interlopers blended into the mix (eg merlot, cab sav). Do not have a favourite as there are so, so many good producers.

    Two that I have in the 'cellar' at the moment are Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico and Frascole Chianti Ruffina. Both are good and most enjoyable, fruity and refreshing but will be drunk within the next 14 months.

    Unless you are retiring in the next few days @buckytom I have some bad news. 1991 was not a great year in toscana, so this wine is likely to be tired, have little flavour and dried out. 1988 was a good year but even that is now 30 years old and would have been better 10 years ago. Unless of course, you like very old wine that is past its 'best'.

    Open today would be my advice!

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