Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Lower alcohol than past years; better balance, less VA...and better for it. Fine, dusty and rare beef-bloody with an attractive, resinous top note. This should be a real treat in 3-4 years. #isoleeolena #chianticlassico — 6 months ago

Castelli del Grevepesa (Castelgreve)

Chianti Sangiovese Blend 2014

This pleasant #chianticlassico was a perfect accompaniment to the perfect bruschetta that was shared among friends. Deep garnet hue offered a note of currant and a touch of blackberry, coupled with a moderate mineral aroma and voila! #castelgreve #chianti #redwine #italianwines #jamessuckling90pts — a year ago

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Poggio al Sole

Casasilia Sangiovese Blend 2012

CC Gran Selezione. Needs a full day’s aeration to move from high-toned to full-on freight train of raspberry, sage, summer savory and saddle shop. Tremendous grip and length; superfine tannins. Superior. #poggioalsole #casasilia #chianticlassico #granselezione — a year ago

Castello di Volpaia

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Raspberry, cocoa powder, late summer herbs and a tiny drop of VA. A rich, soft 2015 that shows more than adequate concentration. Crowd pleasing. An underrated estate, in my opinion...and the wines are always good value. #volpaia #sangiovese #chianticlassico — 7 months ago

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Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Robust spice, tart cherry and shy fruit flavor. Not bad at all for the price but of course #chianticlassico can get much more refined than this. — a year ago

Poggio al Sole

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Raspberry, cherry, roasted game, cigar box. Dark, plush and dense: a typical 2015. No VA. The best CC I’ve ever tasted from this grower. #poggioalsole #chianticlassico #sangiovese — a year ago

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Il Molino di Grace

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

Prototypical #chianticlassico and a nice wine for the price. Wild cherry, tartness and some #sangiovese spice. — 8 months ago


Le Macchie Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2013

Medium-bodied but nicely spicy #chianticlassico , earthy #sangiovese and shy fruit. Not too bad but was expecting better. #wsjwineclub — 9 months ago


Aziano Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

This #chianticlassico is a little but rough with hairy tannins but interesting spiciness, shy fruit, notes of tobacco bitterness and acidity. — a year ago

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Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2014

Tack room, raspberry, roses. Typical lifted Isole style, with just the tiniest touch of va. The best Classico of the vintage? #isoleeolena #sangiovese #chianticlassico — 2 years ago