Vinous Live! Presents Chianti Classico: Past, Present & Future

Did you miss Vinous' special edition of Vinous Live! - Chianti Classico: Past, Present & Future? You can watch the replay here ! Antonio Galloni leads a panel discussion featuring five reference-point producers who have played pivotal roles in shaping Chianti Classico and who are driving the future. Antonio is joined by Marchese Piero Antinori - Marchesi Antinori , Laura Bianchi - Castello di Monsanto , Giovanni Manetti - President, Consorzio del Chianti Classico, Luca Martini di Cigala - San Giusto a Rentennano and Giuseppe Mazzocolin - Fèlsina .

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Tasted double blind. Ruby red core, medium viscosity, clean with developing vinosity, medium plus intensity, stewed black plums, black cherry and cranberry, red flowers, underbrush, myrtle, leather, clay, European oak; On the palate, dry, medium plus body, high acid and high tannin. Red and black fruit with cranberries. Savory underbrush and conditioned leather. This is killer, easily the best vintage of Monsanto CCR I’ve ever had. — 3 years ago

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Greg Gosselin

Greg Gosselin

Sensational value red year after year.
Jay Kline

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@Greg Gosselin indeed...but 2016 is extra special.
Peter van den Besselaar

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Ánd... appetizing picture

Castello di Ama

Vigneto Bellavista Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

John W

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, minerals, forest floor, oak, vanilla, leather and cherry. On the palate, cherry, cassis, vanilla, minerals and leather. Long finish of the same. Medium to Full body, rich mouthfeel and strong tannins that are nicely balanced. — 3 years ago

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Marchesi Mazzei

Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 1996

Cathy Corison

Love. Cherry goodness at over a quarter century! — 3 years ago

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San Giusto a Rentennano

Riserva Le Baroncole Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Too young but still awesome. Will definitely improve with age — 3 years ago

Castello di Volpaia

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2018

Tasted Feb 2021. Medium dark colored red acidic plum smell. Fruity but dry maybe raspberry almost? Quite like this definitely a 3/4 — 3 years ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2016

Earth heaven. Dry juices extracted from tobacco, forest floor, and dark, dark cherry. Layered in your mouth and evolved in your throat. I thought I was in heaven but Tammy pulled me back because she felt it didn’t have the great lingering expressive finish... okay, true. — 3 years ago

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San Giusto a Rentennano

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 1997

Baking spices, dried flowers, and leather on the nose. It might “only be” a Chianti Classico, but when when you have a quality producer, their whole range can shine and at 23years, this wine is in a great spot. Dried cherries and plums in the palate with some spice notes. Beautiful wine! — 3 years ago

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Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2010

Nose has ripe plum, dark chocolate covered cherry, ripe raspberry, wet leather, damp wood smoke with light alcohol/menthol trailing.

Palate has ripe black cherry, ripe plum, blackberry jam, fresh black currant, dried licorice, faint vanilla, dark roast coffee grounds, yet mild tannins persist. Long finish, very satisfying.

Decanted ~8H and more time is appreciated, although it's been improving nicely in our glasses. Paired to my homemade red sauce, campanelle pasta and local hot/sweet pork sausage, great match.

Valentine's Day 2021!

This could be a 94 point wine in a few years, future bottles can be enjoyed 2024-28, in proper storage.
— 3 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Arthur Boccuti Yes, great stuff. Maybe you should seek it out.
Arthur Boccuti

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I love a great Chianti. If I can find a 2010 I will., and let you know.

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese 2017

Like a mouthful of black cherry juice and wooded forrest silk. With a hint of menthol. This is serious wine. — 3 years ago

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