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Vigna Il Poggiale Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.185 ratings
9.113 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Top Notes For
Rebecca Fletcher

Sweet red berries, strawberry, raspberry, candy, cinnamon, orange peel and dried herbs. M- acid and tannin. M body. Fruit forward. M finish.

Sweet red berries, strawberry, raspberry, candy, cinnamon, orange peel and dried herbs. M- acid and tannin. M body. Fruit forward. M finish.

Sep 4th, 2016
Adam Foster

Beverage Director Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop, Blue Coop Restaurant

9.2

Tastes "classic" but with 22 months French Oak. I'd say Modern-Classic. No vegetal leafiness. Round but not extracted. Well made and surprisingly refreshing for the 14.5abv. 2012

Tastes "classic" but with 22 months French Oak. I'd say Modern-Classic. No vegetal leafiness. Round but not extracted. Well made and surprisingly refreshing for the 14.5abv. 2012

Aug 28th, 2016
Matt Lasater

Same purity and finesse as the Chianti Classico with more earth, spice, and leathery tobacco tones. Love that they can convey such weight out of the Sangioveto without covering the wine with new oak makeup. Superb.

Same purity and finesse as the Chianti Classico with more earth, spice, and leathery tobacco tones. Love that they can convey such weight out of the Sangioveto without covering the wine with new oak makeup. Superb.

Mar 19th, 2016
Matt Ryan

Medicinal and leathery. In a good spot

Medicinal and leathery. In a good spot

Aug 17th, 2015
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.0

Strong red fruit character meets a acidity & firm tannins. Absolutely okay to open a bottle if you have some more in the cellar. If not, be patient.

Strong red fruit character meets a acidity & firm tannins. Absolutely okay to open a bottle if you have some more in the cellar. If not, be patient.

Aug 14th, 2015
Adam Crane

Traditionally styled and a great QPR if your into pleasantly stinky juice!

Traditionally styled and a great QPR if your into pleasantly stinky juice!

Jul 16th, 2015
Amanda Jo Chisholm

Sexy wine, from start to finish.
Balance of acid, fruit, and hints of baking spices dotted. Truest Chianti Classico reserve I've ever tasted.

Sexy wine, from start to finish.
Balance of acid, fruit, and hints of baking spices dotted. Truest Chianti Classico reserve I've ever tasted.

Jul 8th, 2014
Andy Demaree

I was hoping for something a little more impressive, given the strong professional reviews. It was a good Chianti with a faint rustic element, nothing more.

I was hoping for something a little more impressive, given the strong professional reviews. It was a good Chianti with a faint rustic element, nothing more.

Nov 3rd, 2017
Gene Bodemer

Two classic beauties....

Two classic beauties....

Oct 23rd, 2017
Colin Cahoon

Dark cherry and spice with a long acid finish. A well balanced, medium bodied Chianti.

Dark cherry and spice with a long acid finish. A well balanced, medium bodied Chianti.

Jul 28th, 2017