Pizzini Sangiovese 2005

Pizzini is considered to produce one of Australia's better sangiovese wines.  And I happen to like sangiovese.  That said, I find the grape variety a somewhat variable performer, particularly in its Chianti Classico guise.  I tend to prefer the darker, richer and more fully fruited versions of Chianti Classico with evident tannins, than the lighter styles.  Probably this means that I like the modern styles.  Terrible.  Pizzini's 2005 vintage is in a lighter style, though it is very good, and frankly is better than most Chianti Classicos of the lighter variety.  An aroma of cherries, with a slightly charred note.  On the palate, cherries and some real length.  Drink now as I'm not sure it will improve from here.  It is an enjoyable wine.  85 points.  (7/10)

Abv: 14.2%
Price: $25 (current vintage)
Would I buy it having tasted it?  Yes
Website: http://www.pizzini.com.au/
King Valley
March 27, 2011

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