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From the bottle:
“Tenuta di Arceno is a historical winery situated near the medieval village of San Gusme where one can still see the footprints of the Etruscans. Our Chianti Classico Riserva is produced with the highest quality grapes, harvested by hand with the maximum care. This wine expresses the essence of this rich and passionate land.
The 2008 Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Riserva begins with an excellent aroma of ripe black cherry, violets, lavender, a little cedar and hints of mint and other dried herbs. The wine needs at least an hour to decant before serving but after that it is smooth, rustic, dry and delicious. Sour black cherry along with hints of spice, dried herbs, earth and vanilla combine seamlessly in this medium-bodied wine which also features good acidity. It ends with a dry, very long, lip-puckering finish of sour berry fruit and a little tobacco.
Overall Rating: 7.0
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