Castell'in Villa

Chianti Classico Sangiovese

8.938 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Chianti Classico clinic for a bargain entry fee. Raspberry, plum, fennel, leather, licorice, gravel and balsamic herb. Lean, bright, laser-focused. Well-built medium-bodied beauty with all the hallmarks of the terroir. Ample weight with no extra fat. Linear, slow-building dusty tannins and great fruit extraction. A real steal for the price and a textbook example of its type.

Chianti Classico clinic for a bargain entry fee. Raspberry, plum, fennel, leather, licorice, gravel and balsamic herb. Lean, bright, laser-focused. Well-built medium-bodied beauty with all the hallmarks of the terroir. Ample weight with no extra fat. Linear, slow-building dusty tannins and great fruit extraction. A real steal for the price and a textbook example of its type.

Aug 16th, 2018
Matt Lasater

This is bangin for the price! Deep cherry tones, raspberry, leather, fennel seed, violets, dust and bitter root. Starting to pick up so bottle age notes like leather and mushroom. Love how pure and put together this is right now. Edges have rounded off, energetic and lively.

This is bangin for the price! Deep cherry tones, raspberry, leather, fennel seed, violets, dust and bitter root. Starting to pick up so bottle age notes like leather and mushroom. Love how pure and put together this is right now. Edges have rounded off, energetic and lively.

Jan 6th, 2018
Tia Subramanian

First had this overlooking the Chianti hills and went into a trance, but wasn’t sure it would survive being drunk in Murica. I was wrong. Bright, energetic fruit (especially the sour cherry), vibrant fruity and floral aromas, very well integrated. Could go for ages, but the freshness is the best part, so I wouldn’t (and didn’t) hold onto it.

First had this overlooking the Chianti hills and went into a trance, but wasn’t sure it would survive being drunk in Murica. I was wrong. Bright, energetic fruit (especially the sour cherry), vibrant fruity and floral aromas, very well integrated. Could go for ages, but the freshness is the best part, so I wouldn’t (and didn’t) hold onto it.

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2019
Narun P

100% Sangiovese.
Deep purplish garnet, compact rim with semi opaque center.

The nose definitely reveals riper, sweeter fruit (tasted alongside similarly priced 2006, and 2010 red Bordeaux) with some evolved characters.

On the palate, the fruit profile shows distinct sunny terroir of Tuscany with lots of sweet ripe fruit (borderline jammy), sun-dried tomato. Med high tannin and med acidity, with med body.

Amazing value (approx $20). Already ready for business. 89.

100% Sangiovese.
Deep purplish garnet, compact rim with semi opaque center.

The nose definitely reveals riper, sweeter fruit (tasted alongside similarly priced 2006, and 2010 red Bordeaux) with some evolved characters.

On the palate, the fruit profile shows distinct sunny terroir of Tuscany with lots of sweet ripe fruit (borderline jammy), sun-dried tomato. Med high tannin and med acidity, with med body.

Amazing value (approx $20). Already ready for business. 89.

Jul 20th, 2017
W.T. Looi

Drinking well now, classic, elegant and a touch of rustic. So typical, so drinkable and so lovely.

Drinking well now, classic, elegant and a touch of rustic. So typical, so drinkable and so lovely.

Apr 26th, 2017
Jody Scharf

Minerals. Light easy. Have some pasta. Relax. At Mailiano at the Gramercy Hotel. A def Go!

Minerals. Light easy. Have some pasta. Relax. At Mailiano at the Gramercy Hotel. A def Go!

Nov 17th, 2016
Marlies Linares

Had this bottle at Sportello in Boston with Adri and Rox!

Had this bottle at Sportello in Boston with Adri and Rox!

Aug 21st, 2016
Aylin Ulku

Nice chianti, though not usually our varietal choice. Chose it specifically to pair with rich pizza. Nice balance throughout without much tannic finish.

Nice chianti, though not usually our varietal choice. Chose it specifically to pair with rich pizza. Nice balance throughout without much tannic finish.

Aug 14th, 2016
Michiyo Terasaki

麹町Rossiにて。ひとくち頂きましたが飲みやすいワイン。

麹町Rossiにて。ひとくち頂きましたが飲みやすいワイン。

Jun 30th, 2016
Son
9.0

Red cherries and tabacco spice on nose with a dry hay and oak backend, flavors follow through with tannic grip and nice length.

Red cherries and tabacco spice on nose with a dry hay and oak backend, flavors follow through with tannic grip and nice length.

May 25th, 2016