Ruffino Chianti

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

Popped and poured; enjoyed over several hours. Clearly showing the solar nature of the vintage, the 2015 Fèlsina CCR pours a deep garnet color with a near opaque core. Medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is vinous with notes of stewed cherries and strawberries, well-oiled leather ball glove, red flowers, curaçao, dried green herbs, and sandalwood. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes of the nose. The finish is long, tart and satisfying with ferrous minerals. A lovely pairing with Conchiglie Ripiene. While this is fully mature, it still has a healthy life ahead. Drinking very well now and should through 2030 with ease. — 14 hours ago

Bob, Andrew and 1 other liked this

Agricola Querciabella

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2019

First time trying this popular Chianti Classico of which some 180,000 bottles are produced each year, and which retails for around £20-25. I must say, this is a very decent, polished, harmonious wine, although I found it lacking in either regional or varietal typicity and was surprised to find that it’s composed of 100% Sangiovese without any Cabernet in the blend. To me, it smelled and tasted closer to left bank Bordeaux than it did to any region of Tuscany - I don’t know if the winery’s use of French barrels contributes to this.

As I say, not a bad wine, but I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone seeking an expression of the region, or grape.
— a month ago

Ira, Peter and 3 others liked this


Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2021

Good, but a little rough around the edges. I preferred prior vintages. — 18 days ago

Castello di Ama

Gran Selezione San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Too young but still very nice with a 5h decant - suggest checking back in another 3-5 years. Tannins are very present, but the fruit and earth are very nice. Good acid too, especially for a hot vintage. — 15 days ago

Severn, Ira and 2 others liked this

Agricola San Felice

Il Grigio da San Felice Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2019

Deep ruby-garnet color.
Aromas of dried cherry, pepperoni, herbal, basil.
Dry. Flavors of pepperoni, black pepper, black olive, leather. Medium-rich, chewy tannins

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 4/5
Balance: 3/5
Finish: 4/5
— 12 days ago

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Castello di Bossi

Riserva Berardo Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Louie Bossi for Sherri’s Birthday with Thomas. — 12 days ago

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Fully mature. Developing tertiary notes. Earth and cherry. — 12 days ago

Severn, Adriana and 5 others liked this

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Drinking beautifully… dark cherry, light spice, fruit forward with tannins dissipating after 15 minutes in the decanter. This remains a marvelous Chianti in the traditional style as Laura Bianchi continues the legacy of this great family of vintners. — 13 days ago

Castello di Volpaia

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2020

Wow. This product is great. Recommended by crush wines and it was a winner. A little tart. Went with a variety of foods - and not all Italian themed. A great glass to enjoy on its own. So happy I bought three bottles. Buy. You will not be disappointed — 20 days ago