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Mazzei Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva 2007 (Italy)

Food Pairing
Juicy beef

Still tannic and tight, Mazzei's Ser Lapo is built for cellaring. Dark fruit and cherry mingle with tobacco and a quality that reminds me of dry soil. It should improve with three to 12 years of bottle rest, although, if you want to enjoy it now, pair it with juicy beef, which will soften the astringent tannins. $34.99 in B.C.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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