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
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
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
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
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
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
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