Castello di Gabbiano

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese

8.983 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
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Jay Svoboda

I've had my ups and downs with Chianti/Sangiovese - including a previous encounter with Gabiano's entry level Chianti offering - and I just can't seem to find a solid foothold. Sometimes delicious, sometimes meh. This falls more on the meh side of things. Wound a bit too tight, both on the palette and nose, you get mostly earthy notes but miss out on the fruit. Even with time to open up this one just didn't deliver (I actually preferred the entry level offering).

I've had my ups and downs with Chianti/Sangiovese - including a previous encounter with Gabiano's entry level Chianti offering - and I just can't seem to find a solid foothold. Sometimes delicious, sometimes meh. This falls more on the meh side of things. Wound a bit too tight, both on the palette and nose, you get mostly earthy notes but miss out on the fruit. Even with time to open up this one just didn't deliver (I actually preferred the entry level offering).

3 people found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2015
Jen Duben

Really nice- buy again

Really nice- buy again

1 person found it helpfulNov 30th, 2014
Matthew De Zordo

Light and dry

Light and dry

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2014
Rod Phillips

Absolutely lovely - artisan bread, some cheeses, olives, charcuterie and a warm breeze.

Absolutely lovely - artisan bread, some cheeses, olives, charcuterie and a warm breeze.

1 person found it helpfulJun 29th, 2014
Shelley Faria

Very good

Very good

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2014
Chris McClellan

Sour red cherries, tomato & oregano predominate. Licorice. Tannins are smooth, crazy acidic.

Sour red cherries, tomato & oregano predominate. Licorice. Tannins are smooth, crazy acidic.

Feb 19th, 2017
Jusden Aumand

A little dried out and lacking depth.

A little dried out and lacking depth.

Nov 2nd, 2015
Guy Fiore

Tart cherry, leather. Nice acid and tannin structure. Easily has 10 more years. Wish I had more.

Tart cherry, leather. Nice acid and tannin structure. Easily has 10 more years. Wish I had more.

Feb 27th, 2017
Willie Carter

About as Chianti as Chianti gets. Oak and tons of burnt coffee on the nose. It's a definite middleweight, yet still robust. Dry and reminiscent of a dusty old library, the fruit is still youthful enough to shine a bit. Cherry, plum, and herbs on the palate. The finish is spicy goodness but not quite long enough.

About as Chianti as Chianti gets. Oak and tons of burnt coffee on the nose. It's a definite middleweight, yet still robust. Dry and reminiscent of a dusty old library, the fruit is still youthful enough to shine a bit. Cherry, plum, and herbs on the palate. The finish is spicy goodness but not quite long enough.

Jan 7th, 2017
Sean S
8.5

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Dec 22nd, 2015