Chianti Classico

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2018

Medium ruby, the 2018 Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva Berandenga needs time to open up in the glass, revealing restrained aromas of red and black cherry, red plum, dried herbs, discrete wood and earth. The palate is medium bodied and nicely balanced by fresh acidity, decent fruit concentration and ripe, polished tannins. A few more years in bottle will probably do the trick. Drink from 2026 until 2040. — 2 days ago

Tom, Paul and 8 others liked this

Agricola San Felice

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

Okay, my hands are aloft. I have to admit, I’ve no idea how a basic Chianti - retailing around £13 with a production close to half a million bottles annually - can be this good. Heck, good doesn’t do it justice: it’s sensational. This 2016 San Felice didn’t need much time in the decanter to unfurl its alluring aromas of fresh blackberry, cranberry, dried cherry, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon and clove; truly a joy to sniff.

The palate of forthcoming, with a supple mouthfeel offering flavours of ripe but very fresh black and red fruits, clove - again - along with tangy acidity and an iron core. The finish lasts for some time, and I find it a wine I struggle to put down.

This is a fantastic wine and, at least in 2016, an absolute must buy for lovers of Chianti.
— 18 days ago


Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 1990

Who knew 32 year old Chianti could taste so fresh? Great with oversized garlicky pasta dishes. — 22 days ago

Ira, Daniel and 6 others liked this
Byron Hewett

Byron Hewett Premium Badge

1990 was a great year for this wine. Sadly, for my palate, I don’t think they have reached the same heights. They started adding Cab to the blend and screwed it up imo.
Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

Wow. That is amazing!

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Vigna del Sorbo Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2007

Served the Sorbo with the Vinloq System
👃Red + dark fruit with spicy oak notes, tobacco & stewed fruit
👅 Drinking well. Powdery dark chocolate & blueberries. The tannins are soft

The remaining wine was "Slow Decanted" in
my refrigerator

DAY 11
👃👅 Similar notes to day 1. The round profile & silky texture make this very enjoyable. Soft tannins & balancing acidity are also included. Cherry, blueberry, chocolate & tobacco + spice & lightly stewed fruit. So easy to drink👍

I don’t see any reason to wait longer on this 07. The tannins are primetime and there is plenty of complexity and interesting flavors right now. Drink away! 🍷🍷
— 11 days ago

Tom, Ted and 19 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Surprisingly bright spice. Versatile. Don’t be be afraid. — 17 days ago

Daniel, Severn and 7 others liked this

Castello di Ama

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2019

Recommended producer from the geeks. My first time having it, and at my sister’s because I gifted it to her! More fruit forward than I expected but tannins were firm and acidity was clean. — 24 days ago

Romain, Paul and 6 others liked this

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Ming L

Darker fruit profile on the nose than previous vintages with blackberry, black currant, strawberry, dry tree bark, and sage. Taste young and fresh with lovely snappy red cherry. Quite powerful tannins for a Chianti Classical.
— 8 days ago

Brent, Ericsson and 3 others liked this

Marchesi Mazzei

Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

This Chianti has the most beautiful garnet red color that shimmers in the light. The bouquet reveals a variety of fragrances including cherry, raspberry, chocolate, pepper and shale. Rich and solid tannins, somewhat dry and yet well-balanced. Flavors of cherry, rosemary, white pine and French oak. A smooth medium finish that lingers just so! — 18 days ago

Daniel P., Sharon and 1 other liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Dark, a bit brooding, with pure dark cherry, a bit of tomato leaf, dried herbs, shrub, a hint of undergrowth. Great freshness.
Amazing flow on the palate. Great purity of fruit, the tannins juicy & beautifully polished, nice energy & balance.
Depth, character, nice complexity yet so drinkable. Love the dark cherry paired with savoury roast, herby hints.
A truly lovely wine!
— 25 days ago

Lyle, "Odedi" and 4 others liked this