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1995 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva

Just in Case You Didn’t Know
December 5, 2017



      We spent some time at a little lake in New Hampshire with some friends. It was essentially a large pond and we had a nice cookout and a nice swim. It was very enjoyable in a quiet non-spectacular way. We also go sailing sometimes up on Lake George. We’ll be in the middle of this very large lake and jump off the boat, surrounded by beautiful mountains. That and the deep clear water makes the experience truly special.
               When we have wine most of the time the experience is like the pond in New Hampshire. Sometimes, though, we have a wine that has a majesty about it like Lake George and gives us an experience of incredible depth. The 1995 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva is one of those wines. It is not generally thought in this country that Chianti can be a truly great wine. It has always been true, however, that if you choose the right producer you are in for an eye opening experience.
 The wine is perfectly ready to drink and yet still young. We had a couple of sample bottles that we let customers try and everyone who tasted it bought it. More people would have had a chance to taste it but Michael kept drinking it.
               You can (and should) decant this wine for a few hours. The aromas and flavors are beautiful and in perfect balance.

Wine will be available tomorrow

1995 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva: Deep ruby, bronze rim. A wine with perfect fruit-acid-tannin triangle. Very complex aromas including violet, spearmint and white pepper with cedar, smoky herb and leather. Deep palate led by ripe dark cherry and a long balanced finish. Really develops as you go through the bottles. Outstanding  64/bottle

Special six pack: 6 bottles of the above for a special price of $346
Special case: 12 bottles of the above for a special price of $653


Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: peter@federalwine.com


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           - Peter Hemenway