Not syrupy — 19 days ago
Savoury & juicy with ripe cherry, leather & roast, moist earth, tobacco leaf and with a whiff of thyme and salvia.
On the palate fresh, juicy, with grippy, slightly rustic tannins (but w/o becoming big & burly) and good flow. Highly drinkable and extremely food friendly.
This remains one of my favorite Chianti Classicos. — 3 months ago
Dry with pronounces tannins. Two hours after decanting, it emergences much smoother and rather nice to drink now. Not quite the standard Fontodi CC, but a very enjoyable wine on its own. — a month ago
Lovely. Balanced fruit forward cerise 🍒 raspberry. The reserva has a min of 2 yrs oak aging which impart vanilla balsamic which meld nicely with black fruit notes.
Decant a minimum of 1.5 to 2 hrs. Drinking 2023 at 2020 — 4 months ago
Hand-numbered by the wine maker. — 4 years ago
Really nice. Nose hits right out of the gate. Loads of savory, gravelly minerality, a balsamic note, dried sour cherry underneath. Serious in the mouth. No fruity frivolity here. More on the austere side, with loads of tangy, dark savory notes, good acids, still a bit of puckery tannin. Too demanding to sip on its own but dynamite with a chicken dish that featured lots of herbs and was braised with tons of punchy cherry tomatoes. — a month ago
Bush vine Chianti.... so elegant. — 4 years ago