Chianti, Tuscany

Vignamaggio

Gherardino Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Last of my case of this. Man has this matured over the short year-ish that I've had it. White pepper, subtle cherry, anise, hazelnut. Medium bodied, medium alcohol, medium minus acidity, soft yet chewy tannins. If not for some sharp angles on the finish, I would blind taste this as a Brunello presentation of Sangiovese. This can improve still more with age. Excellent!

93 points
— 3 days ago

Ron, Josh and 3 others liked this

Vignamaggio

Terre di Prenzano Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

This is a big Chianti Classico. Big macerated cherry fruit, iodine, old leather, gravel. Still tannic, it’s dark and intense. Wasn’t expecting this, but perfect with the intense food we’re having tonight. — 4 days ago

Ron, Rob and 9 others liked this

Carpineto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Lovely easy drinking Chianti. Leather and chocolate. Silky tanins and great mouthfeel. Would go excellently with pasta or even pizza — a day ago

Lyle, Ira and 2 others liked this

Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Beautiful CC! Tart, earthy cherry. Medium body. Long. Delicious. Enjoyed with Fajitas. — 13 days ago

Lyle, Philip and 8 others liked this

Ruffino

Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2018

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make Italian wines from the heart of Tuscany. Medium Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spice. On the palate black cherry, blackberry and plum flavors with tobacco, pepper and earthy cedar notes. Full-bodied, well balanced soft drying tannins on a smooth medium+ finish. Grab some Italian food and enjoy the great value wine. Consistent quality. — 9 days ago

Josh, Tom and 3 others liked this

Rocca delle Macìe

Famiglia Zingarelli Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

Popped and poured; no formal notes. Crunchy, funky red fruits, bergamot, dried herbs, dusty earth and a kiss of spices. Dry. Long, savory finish. Perfect with pasta all’arrabbiata. Massive value. — 4 days ago

Ely, Eric and 6 others liked this

Querciavalle

Vinsanto Del Chianti Classico Malvasia Trebbiano 1998

1998. Loved having this 5 years after the last time and it was so great! My wife made a panna cotta with fig and orange compote and the vin santo paired great! — 7 days ago

Ericsson, ESF and 5 others liked this
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Piemaggio

Riserva Le Fioraie Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Absolutely fantastic. Cherry, cedar and sandalwood on the nose. Pepper and fantastic acidity balancing out. Cherry and some cola on the palate. Lots of great tannin, this is definitely great for aging. 13.5% — 4 days ago

Ira, Jamie and 3 others liked this
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Steve, great tasting notes.
Keep it going, you’re doing a great job.

Monte Bernardi

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Bright ruby. Aromas of cherries, vanilla, roses, leather. Palate is elegant and warm, red cherries accented with blackberries, floral and even medicinal finish, structure to develop another 5+ years — 7 days ago

Severn, Pooneet and 10 others liked this

Castello di Ama

Gran Selezione San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

2015 vintage Chianti Gran Selezione.
80 % Sangiovese, 13 % Merlot and 7 % Malvasia Nera.
Deep dark ruby red.
Perfumed nose with black currants, violets, olives and cocoa.
Ripe black plums, leather, black tea with polished silky tannins.
A long, beautiful finish.
— 17 days ago

Bob, Alexandre and 1 other liked this