Carobbio 2013 Chianti Classico (mini review)

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice red berries to match the nose along with some slight dried berry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins and acidity. This is a smooth elegant Chianti Classico. Perfect for pairing with red sauces and the like. I would give it an 88+. Not in the LCBO but available in cases of 6 for $34 a bottle from Apparition Wines.

From the winery’s web site:
A wine of great elegance and finesse, the Chianti Classico Carobbio was born from the union of two great varieties: Sangiovese and Merlot. Its colour is deep red ruby and enhanced by a complex aroma of red fruits and a final pleasant hint of liquorice. Full-bodied and rich on the palate, the Chianti Classico has an intense structure that maintains its balanced taste and a velvety texture, without losing any of its pleasant drinkability. CHIANTI CLASSICO: Controlled and guaranteed designation of origin.
Year: 2013
Grape varieties: Sangiovese 95% Merlot 5%
Harvest: by hand, I-II week of October
Aging: large barrels, 12-14 months
Alcohol content: 13% vol.

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