Chianti, Tuscany

Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

🚨 Drop your trousers or skirt as this is a fab find that will tickle your fancy 🚨 For Β£20 this is a stunning bargain 🚨 Seriously I’ve not had a Chianti this good in this price range - it’s probably one of their best also πŸ˜‰ One to try at this price point & I bought more πŸ‘ Good to drink now - what you waiting for πŸ˜ƒ Glugtastic πŸ’₯

πŸ“ Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2015

🏡 91 points

πŸ‡ 80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo & 5% Syrah

🍷 Clear vibrant ruby

πŸ‘ƒ Smoked soggy oak oozes through red cherry & blackberry bramble bush w/ green leaves, raspberry & herbs - oak lovers only πŸ˜‰

πŸ‘„ Med body of smooth clean red cherry & blackberry w/ a red fruit undertone & hints of blueberry

🎯 Long slight dry woody blackberry, red cherry & red berry linger
β€” 8 days ago

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Castello di Ama

San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Sangiovese Blend 2015

Nice Chianti Classico riserva, though would love to see with more age. Definitely get a bit of the classic Chianti earthy rusticity, but this has some real elegance too. A very nice pairing with a Bistecca at the excellent Osteria del Pavone in Florence. β€” 2 days ago

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Castellare di Castellina

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Fairly simple Chianti. Black cherry, ripe plum, spice and tobacco. Fairly dark color and soft flesh on the mid palate with very medium tannins. Perhaps a bit of Merlot in the blend? β€” 9 days ago

Neil, P and 12 others liked this

Castello di Ama

Vigneto San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2013

Sangiovese with a left bank vibe, dry and cedary, but nuanced and pure. Needs 2-3 more years in bottle, this will improve. β€” 10 days ago

P, Ken and 27 others liked this

San Giusto a Rentennano

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

An exceptionally elegant, old school Chianti with a great combination of power and finesse. Intensely palate-coating black cherry, violets, cinnamon, anise and peppermint candy. Very long and vibrant finish. Some subtle nuances of orange rind, menthol and fresh herbs. This wine is supercharged with acidity and freshness, making it very hard to put down. Absent from my notes was any palpable sense of new oak. Those who appreciate this style will want to drink the whole bottle. Bravo! β€” 3 days ago

Jeff, P and 8 others liked this

Dievole

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

2015 is surprisingly restrained and muted in the early going, really taking a while to show aromatic presence. Delicate rose bouquet, faint layers of tobacco, spice and decaying autumn leaves in the background. But on the palate it is showing the texture of pure silk, with seamless structure and impossibly smooth contours. Gentle tannic grip and very deceptive concentration. Needs bottle time for flavor development, but already a pleasure to drink for its purity, finesse and elegance. β€” 5 days ago

P, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Istine

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

This is a LOT of Chianti for your dollar. 2015 vintage has a ways to go in terms of attaining the proper harmony but the sheer intensity, focus and rustic beauty are superb. Pulsating with bright acid, mineral tension and dusty tannin. Tart red fruits and anise/cinnamon flavors light up the mid palate. Give it a serious decant now and it will be quite rewarding. Outstanding potential. β€” 13 days ago

Daniel, P and 3 others liked this

Piccinini

Chianti 2010

David T
9.0

A nice Chianti to pair with our build your own pizza night.

I pulled this out of one of my EuroCaves but, can’t for the life of me remember how it came to be in my possession. πŸ€”

From a good vintage that showed nice, ripe sweet & sour dark cherries, some darker berries, a fair amount of baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla, clove and a touch of nutmeg, dark spice, gravely crushed minerals, red & dark fresh florals, nice, round acidity with a good finish but lacked complexity throughout.

Photos of, Tenute Piccinini, one of their vineyards, harvested Sangiovese grapes and the Estate wall with branding.
β€” 2 days ago

Arden, Ryan and 16 others liked this

Casaloste

Don Vincenzo Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese

2008 Vintage. Some musty cellar funk on open. Cherry, eucalyptus mid. Orange peel, Tea and tobacco. Really nice with seared scallops and mushrooms with black truffle shaved risotto. β€” 4 days ago

Chad Anderson
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Musty Cellar Funk sounds like the house band @Kimberly Anderson

Rocca delle Macìe

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Red cherry, black cherry, violet, rose petal, dried herbs, juicy, med plus body, med plus tannin, licorice, candied cherry. Med to med plus finish Decent Chianti Classico Riserva. β€” 11 days ago

Severn, Jeff and 2 others liked this