WHAT: Fontodi Chianti Classico 2005 (red) Rating: NNN
WHERE: Tuscany, Italy
WHY: Here's a swell offering from the well-repsected producer Fontodi. The corset is still pretty tightly laced, but there's lots of seductive energy peeping over the stays. This Chianti might need another year in the cellar but is drinkable now if you decant it at least an hour before imbibing. A regular old non-porous jug will work fine.
PRICE: 750 ml/$27.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets (product #933317)