Capanelle Chianti Classico 2002
Got this bottle a year or so ago as a gift, and they spent lots on a special metal engraved custom label, but I am not familiar with the wine. Any suggestions or words of wisdom would be welcome. Thanks
According to the Gambero Rosso, something happened to Capannelle after its Chianti Classico peaked with the 2001 offering, which earned 2 red glasses (excellent). The Classico dropped to 1 glass (slightly above average) for the 2002 and according to Gambero Rosso, they did not make a 2003. Of course, 2002 was the worst vintage for over a decade in Tuscany, but that doesn't explain the lack of a comeback in 2003. Their collaboration with Avignonesi di Montepulciano, "50 & 50 Avignonesi e Capannelle" (Merlot & Sangiovese), is still consistantly highly rated each year with several 3 red glass (top prize winning) awards. They have a very interesting website, which is fun to explore.
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