Agricola San Felice

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.8533 ratings
8.840 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Will Stanley

Okay, my hands are aloft. I have to admit, I’ve no idea how a basic Chianti - retailing around £13 with a production close to half a million bottles annually - can be this good. Heck, good doesn’t do it justice: it’s sensational. This 2016 San Felice didn’t need much time in the decanter to unfurl its alluring aromas of fresh blackberry, cranberry, dried cherry, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon and clove; truly a joy to sniff.

The palate of forthcoming, with a supple mouthfeel offering flavours of ripe but very fresh black and red fruits, clove - again - along with tangy acidity and an iron core. The finish lasts for some time, and I find it a wine I struggle to put down.

This is a fantastic wine and, at least in 2016, an absolute must buy for lovers of Chianti.

Okay, my hands are aloft. I have to admit, I’ve no idea how a basic Chianti - retailing around £13 with a production close to half a million bottles annually - can be this good. Heck, good doesn’t do it justice: it’s sensational. This 2016 San Felice didn’t need much time in the decanter to unfurl its alluring aromas of fresh blackberry, cranberry, dried cherry, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon and clove; truly a joy to sniff.

The palate of forthcoming, with a supple mouthfeel offering flavours of ripe but very fresh black and red fruits, clove - again - along with tangy acidity and an iron core. The finish lasts for some time, and I find it a wine I struggle to put down.

This is a fantastic wine and, at least in 2016, an absolute must buy for lovers of Chianti.

Sep 11th, 2022
Lars Fasel

Meh

Meh

Apr 6th, 2022
Boris Mathiszik

New vintage of an old favorite everyday go-to. Bright and nice minerals. Great food wine.

New vintage of an old favorite everyday go-to. Bright and nice minerals. Great food wine.

Dec 31st, 2021
Tom Casagrande

Great weeknight wine. Medium intensity nose of ripe cherry and sweet berries, along with stony gravel scents. A bit more intense in the mouth than the nose suggests, with lots of savory-tinged cherry, old barrel notes, and stony minerals. No tannin left, and with good transparency and acids, it will go well with our pork cutlet parmigiana.

Great weeknight wine. Medium intensity nose of ripe cherry and sweet berries, along with stony gravel scents. A bit more intense in the mouth than the nose suggests, with lots of savory-tinged cherry, old barrel notes, and stony minerals. No tannin left, and with good transparency and acids, it will go well with our pork cutlet parmigiana.

Dec 1st, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino & 10% Pugnitello, medium Ruby with aromas of red fruits, floral and spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with notes of tobacco and banking spices. Racy tannins, vivid acidity, medium finish ending with fruit and spice. Drink now at its best.

Blend of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino & 10% Pugnitello, medium Ruby with aromas of red fruits, floral and spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with notes of tobacco and banking spices. Racy tannins, vivid acidity, medium finish ending with fruit and spice. Drink now at its best.

Sep 15th, 2021
Boris Mathiszik

This vintage doesn’t reach the heights of the amazing ‘16, but it is very nice. Classic sangio, medium bodied, screaming to be paired with a hearty meal.

This vintage doesn’t reach the heights of the amazing ‘16, but it is very nice. Classic sangio, medium bodied, screaming to be paired with a hearty meal.

Sep 5th, 2020
Will Stanley

Enjoyable! From a £4.99 half bottle, of which I’ll buy more. Slightly thin, always seeming as though it should deliver more, but a cracking nose and of course great QPR.

Enjoyable! From a £4.99 half bottle, of which I’ll buy more. Slightly thin, always seeming as though it should deliver more, but a cracking nose and of course great QPR.

Jul 28th, 2019
Boris Mathiszik

A bit one dimensional, but I think with some age this one will end up quite good. Currently nowhere near the outstanding 16 vintage. Nicely pairing with our Italian dinner nonetheless.

A bit one dimensional, but I think with some age this one will end up quite good. Currently nowhere near the outstanding 16 vintage. Nicely pairing with our Italian dinner nonetheless.

Jun 8th, 2019
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

8.6

D is Back!!!!

D is Back!!!!

Oct 12th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Recommended as a great value by my local wine shop and then coincidentally I just saw Wine Spectator rate the 16 vintage 94 points. These two endorsements contrast with the low ratings on Delectable, so now I am really curious how this wine will evolve. Initial impression is good, very drinkable. With two hours of air this is a nice Chianti for sure. Quite firm.

Recommended as a great value by my local wine shop and then coincidentally I just saw Wine Spectator rate the 16 vintage 94 points. These two endorsements contrast with the low ratings on Delectable, so now I am really curious how this wine will evolve. Initial impression is good, very drinkable. With two hours of air this is a nice Chianti for sure. Quite firm.

Oct 6th, 2018