100% Sangiovese, aged for 12 months on oak!! Medium Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits. On the palate the fruit forward wine has flavors of cherry and plums, currant like with slight vanilla notes. Tannins are firm with bright acidity noted. Long finish, overall good value for this Chianti. Went great with a puttanesca pasta (my recipe). Can benefit from short term aging. — 7 days ago
Very elegant - needs a couple of hours in a decanter before it starts to open, but then it is redolent of violet, sour cherry, leather, fennel, and forest flour. Very well balanced and deceptively graceful because there is no shortage of power here either. Long finish. Better in two or three years — 8 days ago
Almond, cherry, and a bit of a mineral thing I can't place. A rather typical nose, rather intense. The palate is a model of balance: a wonderful sour cherry radiates throughout the entire palate. A good width with a thick matter, especially on the sides. A very smooth mouthfeel which reminds me of velvet. Some sweetness too, especially in mid palate, just before some drying yet gentle tannins which kick off a very fruity finish with those almond and sour cherry notes. A slight bitterness can be found in the end too. This is a good effort, I like it! — 3 days ago
Made Marinara today. This was the perfect companion. This is open for business on the pop. Almost all Sangiovese with just 5% Cabernet. Dark plums & firm tannins with some smoky aromatics make this inviting and texturally alluring. Excellent Chianti. — 7 days ago
WNH virtual tasting...95 Percarlo delivers Black cherries, Asian spices, wood smoke, mint, and dried tobacco all soar from the glass, and it's complex and nuanced yet still packs serious punch and intensity. Full-bodied, concentrated wine that still has years to go. — 8 days ago
Badia a Coltibuono, or "The Abbey of good harvest," lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, between Florence and Siena. The Abbey is approximately 2000 years old. Ruby with aromas of black fruit and earthy spice nose. On the palate blackberry and cherry with savory tannins, good balance, noting black pepper and cacao. Medium finish ending with earthy mineral notes. Good now only short term aging benefit. — 12 days ago
A beauty. Nose of mid season cherry, spice, loads of Sangiovese earth. Very high toned and beautiful nose. Some hints of bittersweet cocoa. Palate is ripe and rich with terrific energy and a massive burst of mid season cherry and cherry flower. Big tannins and a slight rustic hint are there (14 showing its stuff) but it’s balanced, pure and energetic. Long as well. — 2 days ago
Spectacular! The evolution of this wine in the last 3 years is incredible. Again a proof that bottle aging is so important. This wine is currently in its prime, silky tannins, still lots of fruit but all integrated. And a finish that last for minutes! Wish I had a couple more... — 11 days ago
A beautiful bottle of Brunello. Drinking well now but the present tanins and excellent acidic balance imply at least another 5 years of life from here.
Nose is a deep cherry not super dark but almost like a cherry blackberry blend. Almost pungent but in a perfumed aromatic kind of way. Some cherry flowers as this opens.
Grippy tanins at first. Then becomes more silky. Deep cherries. Almost cherry licorice. Almost sweet fruit.
Bought from fass selections. — 22 days ago