My favourite Chianti

I don’t drink that much Chianti, indeed I can only really think of three producers whose wines I buy out of choice. This one is my favourite. What a name it has got, though.

Berardenga Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva 1999, Felsina

A soft nose of maturing red fruit. Still smells quite lively, though, and its quite concentrated. It is remarkably smooth and silky for a Chianti, with plenty of fruit and good enough length. It is hardly thrilling, but it is a nice enough drink.