Under the Nordberg sun–Tuscan wine and slow food

The whole family visiting great friends for an outdoor Thursday in Oslo.  Mango-salad, with mango, lime, coriander, ginger, and mango-chutney, filet of pork, chicken wings, scampi, and oven-baked potatoes in herbs. Accompanied by a 2004 Tignanello, and a 2001 Riserva Ducale Oro.

The Tignanello (85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc) is deep red color, with extremely fresh aromas. Dark berries, cherry, tobacco, a tad licorice, and spices.  Some oak still, too. Very elegant, and fine tannins. Silky. And very long.  A classy wine!   We did not decant before tasting.  Suggest you do with the 04, or better still, keep it in your cellar for 5 more years. It should age well

The 2001 Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro from Ruffino, is in many ways similar to the Tignanello, just with less in most or all of the categories.  However, it adds meat, wet earth, and mineral aromas, with a hint of flowers. Good long finish to the wine, adding some mint and cilantro flavours. 

Suggest you cellar the 04 Tignanello for now, and drink your 2001 Ducale Oros.

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