Admittedly, I carried out a little research beforehand and discovered that 2010 was an excellent year for Chianti Classico Italian red wines and, after having sampled a bottle, I’d say that I certainly agree.
I tried a 2010 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico this evening and it really was a lovely Italian red. I paid a around €12 or so for a bottle of this fine Chianti Classico in my local wine shop here in Milan. Of the three bottles of 2010 Chianti Classico I considered, this was the mid-priced bottle and was the one the owner himself recommended.
I’d love David Brenner, Italy Chronicles’ resident wine taster, to sample this wine too. His would amount to a third opinion because I consumed this Chianti Classico with a wine loving friend of mine who was as impressed as I was.
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Very highly recommended!
If, of course, you can find a 2010 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico wherever you find yourself in the world, then my advice would be to snap it up and try it – preferably in the company of a good friend. If you like it, then go, or rather, sprint back and order a few crates – before word gets around. Just in case your local wine supplier should run dry, 2005 and 2006 were also excellent years for Chianti Classico.
Update: Via a Twitter contact of mine, I have learned, alas, that this wine costs a pretty penny in the UK – around £33 (ex-tax) a bottle. If, however, you visit Milan, you can get it for less than half the UK price and I can tell you where to find it too.