Chianti Classico, Chianti

Rocca di Montegrossi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

The nose is dark and rich, showing sweet herbs, crushed black cherry, lavender and violets with hints of floral undergrowth. On the palate, soft textures give way to a mix of red and blue fruits, hints of spice and savory herbs, all made vibrant through brisk acidity. The finish is medium in length, with a buzz of lingering acids mixed with fine tannin, as tart red fruits and spices slowly fade from the senses. This is so easy to like already, yet sure to improve with mid-term cellaring. — 3 days ago

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Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Damn this tastes good with spicy Sicilian pizza!

91+ points
— 7 days ago

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Can't go wrong with that pairing.

Podere Campriano

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

This wine is a lesson in balance; earthy, wet forest floor aromas, with tobacco/leather and baking spices (clove/mace/cinnamon/nutmeg). It evolves as you drink it. Lovely tannins and dried dark stone fruit. Acidity and minerality that not only stands up to food, but enhances it. — 3 days ago

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Kirkland Signature

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Ken Z
8.9

Drank 5/25/20. Very nice with lasagne.

Nose of earth, black cherry, and cranberry opens to flavors of black cherry, leather, and earth. Very nice balance. Medium finish dominated by black cherry , earth and medium plus tannins. Give this one a 30 + minute decant and a bit of a chill.

3/21/8/4/3 +50 =89 pts.
Unbelievable value Would highly recommend as a "house italian".
— 4 days ago

Ken, Tom and 4 others liked this

Fontodi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2006

I think this is beginning to head downhill. Still has good fruit, acidity and dusty tannins. Starting to show a hint of a pruney note. Last of a case. Time to drink these. — 8 days ago

Chris, Severn and 9 others liked this

Barone Ricasoli

Riserva Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Classic aroma, a bit of oak in the mouth. But we still enjoyed it. — 9 days ago

Andrew, Peter and 2 others liked this

Castello di Monsanto

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Toscana wine evening #2
Typical Chianti Classico with bright black cherry and tomato leaf. A touch of savoury leather / herby side, too. Light & elegant on the palate with bright acidity balancing the fruit.
I prefer the Chiantis from the western hills vs the rest - not as burly & long lived, but so fresh & elegant.
— 6 days ago

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Bibbiano

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Not bad but not compelling. Plum and black cherry, warm black tea, a touch of black licorice candy, underlying earth. A little sweet, but dry, with fine velvety black tea tannins. Light in body from good acid but heavier impact due to high alcohol, which kind of mutes all secondary flavors. — 14 hours ago

Aravind, Josh and 3 others liked this

Castelli del Grevepesa (Castelgreve)

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2013

A blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot, aged for 2 years in large oak barrels, medium Ruby with dark fruit aromas and enticing herb spices. On the palate berry and cherry flavors, smoky oak with pepper and floral spice. Well integrated soft tannins, long finish ending with mineral tones. Very nice! Good value! — 11 days ago

Dawn, Clive and 3 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Yes. This is it. Maybe an "ordinary" chianti classico 2016 from this producer was better. But this riserva is... majestic. A cherry and a vanilla nose. The palate: a leather hints, the cherry again. Interesting finish with a dark chocolate and a pepper. — 4 days ago

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