Castello Di Monsanto

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2019

Another vintage, another lovely Chianti Classico Riserva from Castello di Monsanto which continues to be a benchmark for wines from San Donato in Poggio. Popped and poured; enjoyed over two days and consistent over both. The 2019 Monsanto CCR pours a deep ruby color with a translucent core. Medium+ viscosity with no staining of the tears and no signs of sediment. On the nose, baked mixed berries, dried green herbs, red carnations, dried gravely earth. On the palate, the wine is dry. Medium+ tannin and Medium+ acid. Confirming the notes on the nose. The finish is medium+. A lovely pairing with almost any red sauce dish. Drinking well now and I expect it will continue to do so through 2034. — 17 hours ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Appetizing picture, fine description

Marchesi Mazzei

Siepi Castello di Fonterutoli Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2020

Medium bodied equal blend of Merlot and Sangiovese. Has a nice sense of place. Dark cherries, roses, tea, graphite and interesting sour spicy notes like sumac. A fair level of polish here that really makes it shine. — a month ago

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Castello di Verrazzano

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2020

Wonderful red - opens up nicely as its aerated. — a month ago

Castello di Verrazzano

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Went to their winery in Italy; it was beautiful. Ended up shipping bottles home — 19 hours ago

Keith Keeling
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Castello di Monsanto

Il Poggio Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2006

After an encounter during a tasting some 7 years ago, I decided to bury my bottles way back in my cellar.
Today, this is an unusually dark, concentrated and brooding Chianti. Notes of scorched earth, graphite, dark fruit, ink, Aceto Balsamico, dried herbs and Cuban cigars dominante the nose. The palate is extremely well balanced and the finish long and rewarding, while high levels of ripe soft tannines and mellow acidity provide structure.
— 2 months ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Chianti for the long run. 😉
Steven Heydemann

Steven Heydemann

Have a few of this buried as well. Sounds like it’s time to excavate.

Castello di Verduno

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2019

Very pretty and drinking well for such a young wine. Will try more from this estate. Good value at around $40 — a month ago

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Castello di Ama

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2021

Quite dark fruit with lovely acid lift. — 3 days ago

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Castello di Volpaia

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2020

Medium ruby color.
Aromas of black cherry, spice.
Dry. Flavors of black cherry, black olive, black pepper, tobacco, leather, tar, hint of floral.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 4/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 25 days ago

Castello di Amorosa

La Castellana Super Tuscan Blend 2012

Fine wine🍷🍷🍷 — 17 days ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala Umbria Chardonnay Grechetto 2018

Zippy. Tart. Green apple. Grass and minerality. I like this because of the Grechetto addition to round out and put more pep in with the Chardonnay. — a month ago

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