When looking for value, supermarket Lidl is often a good choice. Especially some of the Italian and Spanish reds they offer. The only issue is that these are available only for a few weeks in every year, at least in Hungary, and stock runs out quickly. This Chianti is one to buy by the case for the mere 4 Euros they ask for it.
Leather, dried black cherries, a charry oak background – exactly what you would expect from a Chianti. Salty licorice notes and mellowing texture, it’s developing, but not fully mature. Pleasantly austere finish, that’s so Sangiovese. A likeable, weekday Chianti, great value.
Rating: good wine, 85-86 points.
Tasted: November, 2020.
Value: buy, buy!
Drinking window: now-2022
Source: own purchase.