Chianti Classico, Chianti

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2013

Nose has ripe plum, ripe blackberry, black currant, mashed black cherry, crunchy dry leaves, moist soil and mild cedar notes.

Palate has tart plum, blackberries from a heavily rainy grow season (not concentrated), dried cranberry, dried cherry, leather, touch of cocoa powder and (light) anise/licorice. Tannins are still making themselves known, but not obtrusive.

Young bottle, future bottles may be 2021-23 in hopes of more palate concentration. A lovely producer whose entire lineup is worthy of your attention. A solid wine for the vintage, embrace and be happy.

(Likely better scoring at an 8th or 10th year birthday.)
— 3 days ago

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Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

Thanks for the update. I have the same vintage waiting in my cellar!

Podere il Palazzino

Argenina Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

Dark, brooding, powerful and masculine in style but not lacking for beauty. Tons of depth and tannic structure. Tobacco, mint, leather and cedar are fairly dominant right now but there’s a juicy dark cherry component that shines throughout (with a hint of vanilla). The freshness and buoyancy make this a complete and fulfilling effort. This will be beautiful to drink in another 2-3 years. Outstanding. — 4 days ago

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Castellare di Castellina

Chianti Classico Riserva Sangiovese 2016

Totally changed how I see this grape. Like sucking on a filthy rock and demanding that I love it and I do, I really do love it. — 3 days ago

Tanya Smith
with Tanya

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Drinking nicely with minimal air, this is already showing terrific balance and rounded tannins. The fruit is a touch fuller than is often the case with the entry-level the Felsina chianti, which contributes to its earlier accessibility. This vintage will surely drink well for quite a few years to come, but it’s delicious right now. Well done. — 4 days ago

David, Diane and 1 other liked this

Maestro di Antichi Castelli

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2012

Dark black cherry and a touch of white pepper to go w a slight vegetal green pepper that dissipated as the wine opened. Tons of wood notes—could literally taste the barrel it was aged in. Nice acidity and light smooth tannins. A beautiful wine thats coming into its drinking window now! — 12 days ago

Heather DillawayJonathan Brater
with Heather and Jonathan
Eric, P and 11 others liked this

Fattoria di Petroio

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

Outstanding wine. Soft and very approachable. This winery continues to produce marvelous wines year after year. They never disappoint. This one has lovely fruit and a long finish. — 7 days ago

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Fairly closed right now but with very fine complexity on the palate. Tobacco, anise and spice notes more dominant on the nose, but I love the overall shape and contour and the acid and tannin profile for the long term. Give it at least a couple of years if you want to see some real fruit. — 10 days ago

Neil, Anthony De and 7 others liked this

Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2010

Wow! This is gorgeous. Very fine CC. Punches way above its weight. Tart red cherry, lovely earthy bit. Dusty tannins. Long finish. Blind, I would have guessed Brunello. — 2 days ago

Hermes, Manny and 14 others liked this

Lamole di Lamole

Vinsanto del Chianti Classico Trebbiano-Malvasia Blend 2003

2003 Vintage, 13.5% Alcohol. Vinsato del Chianti Classico, Tuscany. Butterscotch and honey nose and taste. Lovely after dinner drink. — 18 days ago

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San Giusto a Rentennano

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2017

Good, fleshy Chianti
Earthy and savory
Driven by a entertaining raspberry focus freshness
It needs time in bottle I reckon
But I dare to say 2017s are going to age quite a long time.. and gracefully too
— 23 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 9 others liked this
Easton Jones

Easton Jones

Great producer! Love the ‘Percarlo’ Sangiovese specifically!