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Today's Wine Tasting Note

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Falchini 1995 Titolato Colombaia Chianti dei Colli Senesi ($9.99)
Clear garnet. Black-cherry, spice and caramel aroma notes lead into a fresh, juicy fruit flavor, tart to the point of sourness, but with full, lingering fruit to keep it in balance. Better still, the zingy acidity moderates a bit as the wine opens up in the glass, and intriguing black-olive and fragrant pepper elements emerge. Quite a good budget-level wine; I'm trying to recall if I've had any 1995 Chianti yet that was less than a success. Importer: Martin Scott Wines Ltd., Lake Success, N.Y. (Aug. 17, 1997)

All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I purchase all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.

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