First time trying this popular Chianti Classico of which some 180,000 bottles are produced each year, and which retails for around £20-25. I must say, this is a very decent, polished, harmonious wine, although I found it lacking in either regional or varietal typicity and was surprised to find that it’s composed of 100% Sangiovese without any Cabernet in the blend. To me, it smelled and tasted closer to left bank Bordeaux than it did to any region of Tuscany - I don’t know if the winery’s use of French barrels contributes to this.
As I say, not a bad wine, but I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone seeking an expression of the region, or grape. — a month ago
Last bottle. New year’s eve spash. Almost Madeira like. — 3 years ago
Actually, is 100% Merlot and is fabulous. One of best I've had and would not have readily thought it would be from Tuscany for this varietal. (2,000 bottles made) — 7 years ago
Nov 2023: very nice after half an hour decant, black fruit, very soft, polished tannins. Would benefit if tannins were stronger, otherwise great wine. — a month ago
Nice depth chewy — 5 years ago
Decanted 7 hours — 9 years ago
I will start with how perfectly it’s matching with my meal of broccoli rabe with sausage. I’m. Fan of Sangiovese blends and this will please many. Medium bodied, lovely balance of berry and herbs/spices. flavors. Beautiful Ruby color — 2 months ago