Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico 2018
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
|Brand||Tenuta di Arceno|
An attractive note of bell pepper frames blackberry and black cherry flavors in this solidly built red. Thick tannins take over on the finish, and the fruit doesn't quite resolve the balance in the end. Best from 2022 through 2030. 10,000 cases made, 8,000 cases imported.
This has aromas of mocha, toasted oak and tangerine zest. The assertive, monolithic palate shows raisin, roasted coffee bean and a green note of powdered sage alongside raspy tannins and the heat of evident alcohol. Despite the bold tannins, drink sooner rather than later to capture what little fruit there is.