Chianti, Tuscany

Castellani

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Ken Z
9.2

Drank 7/20/21.

On the nose scents of black cherry are accompanied by clove, flowers, and some tar. Flavors of black cherry and earth are backed by medium, well integrated tannins, making this extremely light in the palate and easy to drink. Finishes with black cherry and cocoa.

4/21/9/5/3 + 50 = 92 pts.

A fantastic value.
— 15 days ago

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Agricola San Felice

Belcaro Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Rosé Blend 2011

Sweet and delicious with tart cherry galette — 9 days ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Vin Santo flies under the radar.

Fattoria Selvapiana

Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva Chianti Rùfina Sangiovese 2016

Wonderful Sangiovese, at five years accessible with a bit of time in the decanter. Camphor, graphite, cherry, bitter chocolate, and a dark heart that fleshes out the structure. Aromas are fabulous, long finish. — 21 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
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Querciavalle

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2013

Traditional Chianti Classico from a producer I was not familiar with. Extended oak aging for this wine results in a fairly developed, mature wine with slight browning on the rim. The wine was full of red cherry fruit, black plum, licorice, dried Tuscan herbs, tobacco, dusty top soil, warm leather and spice. After a short decant the aroma blew me away on this wine. The nose wasn’t as pronounced on night two, but it was much more integrated. Really surprising and delicious Chianti Classico Riserva at an affordable price. — 8 hours ago

Tenuta di Nozzole

La Forra Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2011

The Tenuta di Nozzole - La Forra Gran Selezione is a balanced, smooth and fresh wine, with cherry/strawberry flavors, medium-bodied and overall not too heavy. — 3 days ago

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Istine

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend 2018

N: Cherries, that you know you’re in Tuscany now w Radda lightness. Iron and bit o’ funk. Barnyard but very light.
P: Beautiful Cherries, iron, cinnamon, spice, great acidity. A great food wine.
Outrageous qpr.
— 22 days ago

Ted, Neil and 6 others liked this

Ca' Rozzeria

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Unlike prior iterations of this “secret” private label for Garagiste, the cork had no identifying marks denoting the estate from which it came. (I think the 16 sported a Casa Emma cork, if memory serves.) But regardless who made this, it’s really good. Dark ruby color. Great nose of violets, deeply intense dark cherry, some crushed gravel, and a slight balsamic note. Intense in the mouth, it’s lots of fruit and florals at first, but then gives way to loads of cooling crushed stone minerality, and ends quite savory. Good acids, and lots of soft tannin. Will improve for at least a couple more years, maybe more. — 23 days ago

Dawn, Daniel and 14 others liked this

La Castellina

Squarcialupi Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

Decent Sangiovese blend from Tuscany. Fruit forward and delicious with spicy notes like black currant and plum. Not my favorite Tuscan in the $30-50 range — 12 days ago

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Tenuta di Renieri

Chinati Classico 2018

LOVE this - perfect Chianti for me, peppery but smooth, easy drinking for dinner or social — 3 days ago

Ca' Rozzeria

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Decanted, notes from 2 hrs open. Paired with simple pasta with red sauce. Lovely, and not much to add to my last note. Maybe a touch too much bitterness on the palate, but that's a quibble. Yum. — 23 days ago

Severn, Douglas and 9 others liked this