2005 Aquila d’Oro Chianti

aquila.jpgI opened this wine tonight and I have to say it tasted like … chianti. Really, it had a complete chianti taste and aroma. It was easy drinking without being too light, a tiny bit sweet and fruity but with a slight tanic finish. It was easy to drink, and it complimented my TJ’s gnocchi a la sorrentina perfectly. I daresay this is a good a wine to sip by itself, or drink with pasta, stews and probably even beef.
Update: I tried the leftover wine with a beef and potato curry, which was mildly spicy, and it didn’t work out too well. The spice deprived the wine of its body, living it hollow with some bitterness around the edges. Not a good combination.
I also tried it with some milk chocolate treats (I’m not a big dark chocolate eater), and it also didn’t go very well, the hollowness wasn’t as pronounced but it was still there.
(note, the label on the picture is from 2003 Aquilda de’Oro chianti, I couldn’t find a picture of the 2005)
In any case, at $4 a bottle (I think), this is a wine I’ll buy again. A perfect (western?) table wine.

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