Chianti Classico, Chianti

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.
— 3 days ago

Ken, Tom and 9 others liked this

Tenuta di Capraia

Gran Selezione Effe 55 Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2013

Dry and powerful. On the nose: cherry and earth. On the palate: fresh red fruits and anise. Nice lenght and good complexity, with a savory aftertaste. — 10 days ago

Cristiane, Tony and 1 other liked this

Fattoria Viticcio

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2007

2021 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 🥳 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy, outside of sanctioned events.🍾 Notes may be light, scores will be honest. 💯 — 19 days ago

Mike, Ron and 17 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. — 11 days ago

Dawn, Daniel and 14 others liked this

Fontodi

Filetta di Lamole Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2014

Stunning beautiful expression of Sangiovese. From a high elevation vineyard with rocky, sandy soils. A lighter tone. More Burgundian. Cherry fruit, nice bite too. Long. I want more of this. — 14 days ago

Severn, Bob and 8 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Stewed black cherry, leather, salumi, mint, cedar and forest, wet clay, pepper. Deliciously fruited with generosity and a closing bite of Sangio tannin and minerality. — 5 days ago

Aravind liked this

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.
— 10 days ago

Ted, Neil and 5 others liked this

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. — 11 days ago

Severn, Douglas and 8 others liked this

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2014

I love this wine. Everything classic about CCR is here. A case buy every year. — 10 days ago

Daniel, Anthony and 8 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Monsanto is consistently da 💣👍

Riecine

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Of course the 2018 is much too young in 2021 but it already shows where it will be in 5 years from now. Full body, rich, a Tuscan Reserva at a high level. — 2 days ago