Chianti, Tuscany

Castello di Gabbiano

Bellezza Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2013

Needs more time. Still very primary and more fruit forward than a gran selezione should be.
Still enjoyable with some air. I grabbed this at $19. It's a 90 now with room to improve 1 to 3 pts with aging.
— 7 days ago

David, Romain and 4 others liked this

Castello di Albola

Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Refined Italian wine. Medium bodied. small tangy notes on the attack, harmoniously accompanied by tertiary notes given by an aging which highlights discreet woody touches, moka and sweet spices. — 4 days ago

Daniel, Dawn and 5 others liked this

Setriolo

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Given my personal strong preference for nebbiolo, it’s quite rare to have a chianti. Even though this is 15% on the label, it doesn’t quite taste it - managed to stay quite balanced. Definitely recommend a 30+ minute decant for this one. Lots of red spicy fruit on the nose and palate, medium bodied, medium tannins, medium acid but with a good refreshing finish. Great with some tagliatelle Bolognese. — 5 days ago

Jae liked this

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2014

Tasting pour at Pre-Falltacular dinner in the OC. Took some time to unwind, but excellent on revisit at the end of the evening. — 4 days ago

LM, P and 12 others liked this

Castello di Volpaia

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

No where near the 97 points given by WS. Still a very nice chianti but i preferred the 2015. This one had a bit too much tartaric acid to my liking. — 13 days ago

David, Mike and 4 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Tignanello Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Another great vintage of an outstanding Chianti Classico. (Tignanello’s little brother.). Dark purple color and a bit heavier body than a typical Chianti. Possibly some Cab Sauv blended in? (An Antinori calling card). Aromas and flavors of dark cherry, leather, eucalyptus and chocolate. Beautiful texture and incredible balance. Great vino! — 18 days ago

Paul, Clive and 2 others liked this

Monteraponi

Il Campitello Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

This was another gear. 50 yo vines. Deeper and more rich. Excellent, but a tad pricey. — 18 hours ago

Dawn, Rob and 6 others liked this

I Veroni

Vin Santo del Chianti Rùfina 2007

2007 Vintage. 17% Alcohol. Toffee, maple syrup, good acidity. 375ml dessert. Yum. — 3 days ago

Brian, Mike and 2 others liked this

Monteraponi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Solid CC. I like the Radda expression. A fairly elegant CC. — 18 hours ago

Dawn, Clive and 8 others liked this

Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Medium ruby; dry, med plus acidity, medium alcohol, med tannins soft and ripe, med plus intensity aromas of lots of ripe red fruit with some earth and minerality adding structure. Flavors match and have higher intensity. Complex balanced and long finish. Very good. — 4 days ago

Ken liked this