Tenuta Perano, Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy) 2021

($33, Frescobaldi):  Though I have always been impressed by any of Frescobaldi’s Chianti Rufina — after all they are THE name in that appellation — I remember being disappointed when I tasted their first vintage of Chianti Classico a few years ago.  No longer!  With black juicy fruit, this vivacious mid-weight wine is a wonderful example of Chianti Classico.  A touch of spice and a hint of bitterness in the finish adds complexity and keeps you coming back for another sip.  A delightful choice for a hearty pasta dish this fall.
93 Michael Apstein Sep 5, 2023