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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
May 14 - Chianti Classico Tasting at AGO
The Date and Time:Monday, May 14, 2012
The Event: A Taste of Tuscany, walk-around tasting, trade component.
The Venue: AGO
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: the show was put on by Vintages Events, with a trade component for one hour. The catalogue had full ordering information for this special release, and order-takers were standing by. There were about 60 wines from 24 producers.
The Quote/Background: There was a seminar ahead of the tasting, but while interesting, it was just a chance to taste 8 wines that (mostly) would have been in the tasting room anyway.
The Wines: I did not taste every wine, mainly the Riservas.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
Vignamaggio Castello di Monna Lisa Chianti Classico Riserva 2008, $39
Le Fonti Chianti Classico Riserva 2007, $35
Ruffino Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Riserva 2006, $43.95
Castello di Cacchiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2006, $27
Castello Vicchiomaggio Vigna La Prima Chianti Classico Riserva 2008, $47