2000 Chianti D.O.C.G. La Arcata
This wine scores well on most tests but falls short on one. It is on sale in Marktkauf as their bargain priced Chanti and for the money, it is OK. Open the bottle and sniff the cork and all is well. Give it half an hour to breath and pour it into a glass. The colour and aroma are fine for a budget priced Chaniti so give it a taste and that it when you work out what is missing. It has the right level of acidity and the standard Chianti taste and body but there is something missing.

It's not easy and I cannot put my finger on it in terms of conventional tastes perhaps it doesn't have enough fruitiness. That's as close as I can describe it. Or perhaps they forgot the extra secret Chianti ingrediant.

Rating 5/10 Value 0

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La Arcata 2000 Chianti D.O.C.G.

Bottled by Vipi Castellina, Chianti, Italy

DeM3.99 from Marktkauf in Germany