Tasting Note                         

88    2001 Brolio Chianti Classico 11/10/05 ($17)

Excellent weight (light heavyweight) and balance. Has nuances of pistachio and roses with cherry fruit surrounding. In an intermediate state that is a bit closed (could use more forward fruit), but still well-balanced and enjoyable. Hard to say if it will improve, but certainly has a year or two left in it. Consistently one of the best regular Chianti Classicos.