Il Tarocco Chianti Classico – 2014 – DOCG – Wine Review – Trader Joe’s

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il_taroccoDecember 10, 2016

This is another fine wine from Italy at Trader Joe’s for a very reasonable price considering the quality.  The wine is dry and totally smooth with an earthy mouth feel and enough bite/character to separate this from a lesser Chianti.  This is possibly the most enjoyable wine I’ve had in 2016.

You may ask, what does the word Classico add to a Chianti? Chianti Classico specifically refers to an official area within the Chianti region of Italy. That specific area was also the first in what’s now the Chianti region to attempt to define and regulate its wine. Being the first to define the Chianti wine, and predating the official Italian regulations, the wine gets to wear the “classic” designation.  Along with the geographical requirements, a Chianti Classico wine has a different set of production regulations which separate a Classico from the standard Chianti designation.  After that it’s up to the skill and pride of the winemaker to produce a quality product. In this bottle, there is an overabundance of skill and pride producing a very very nice wine.  Price $9.99.

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3 Responses to “Il Tarocco Chianti Classico – 2014 – DOCG – Wine Review – Trader Joe’s”

  1. Daal Says:

    thanks for your thorough description as well as opinion – will have to check it out

    Liked by 1 person

    • steveo Says:

      You’re welcome. If you catch up with it, I hope you like it as much as I did. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      • Daal Says:

        TJ’s is notorious for getting one hooked on something delish, then deciding to stop selling it

        Especially ingenious is their newer ‘get it while you can’ tact of flavors – ie mango month, peppermint month, etc

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