Earth and spice on the nose.
A nice Chianti – earthy, funky, some chocolate, a bit of cherry, some blackberry, and a nice balance of oak, all with a reasonable amount of acid. The regular Chianti from Gabbiano is light and zingy, this is a fairly bold wine, lots of funk and earthy notes.
I'm getting a big of cinnamon and spice on the finish that didn't really come through on the palate.
I consider Gabbiano a reliable brand – good, sometimes damn good, especially when you consider the pricepoint.