Cecchi 1999 Teuzzo Riserva (Chianti Classico)
86 Points

Named after the original owner of some of the Cecchi family's prime vineyards, this is a touch overripe but still offers a lot of sweet, rich fruit. Heavy prune and tar aromas announce the soft, saturated black-plum flavor profile. The finish is also soft. It doesn't seem very ageworthy.

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  • Alcohol
    13%
  • Bottle Size
    750ML
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    Vinum Cellars
  • Date Published
    8/1/2002
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
Michael Schachner
Spanish and South American Editor

Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.

Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast, where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map. Email: mschachner@wineenthusiast.net.
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