Two Chiantis

Thought long and hard before giving these low silver medals rather than high bronzes, but since they deliver so much pleasure and I’m in a good mood…

Campriano Chianti Colli Senesi 2013, Tuscany, Italy (£11.45/£10.17 by the case Haynes Hanson & Clark)
A friendly, juicy gush of dark cherry, red berry and plum flavour, with notes of herb and vanilla and fresh stony edge to the finish. Really tasty young wine. S-

Poggio Vipere Chianti Classico 2011, Tuscany, Italy (£12.99 Virgin Wines)
Still as alluring and juicy as the above, but two year more age has softened the flavours to plummy cooked cherries with a slightly almond/cake-mix character – think clafoutis. Could drink this by the bucket… S-

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