Castello di Monsanto

Il Poggio Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.1202 ratings
9.241 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
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.5

A powerhouse of a Chianti. Still needs time. Getting that almost Nebbiolo like edge. So aromatic yet structured.

A powerhouse of a Chianti. Still needs time. Getting that almost Nebbiolo like edge. So aromatic yet structured.

Aug 9th, 2019
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.4

Shows how Sangiovese can age

Shows how Sangiovese can age

Aug 2nd, 2019
Lance E. Farman

Delicious

Delicious

May 18th, 2019
Armin Pfleiderer

An old stand-by in the crowded DOCG Chianti Classico category that still stands up. Decidedly fruit-forward black cherry dominates while maintaining a perky liveliness. Leans out significantly through the mellowed leather-and-licorice-laced tannins. Not particularly complex given its price, but plenty tasty.

An old stand-by in the crowded DOCG Chianti Classico category that still stands up. Decidedly fruit-forward black cherry dominates while maintaining a perky liveliness. Leans out significantly through the mellowed leather-and-licorice-laced tannins. Not particularly complex given its price, but plenty tasty.

Jan 15th, 2018
Steven Gullo

Tomato, Dried Herbs, roasted meat. Very expressive nose and lasting finish.

Tomato, Dried Herbs, roasted meat. Very expressive nose and lasting finish.

Oct 30th, 2017
grape friend

Acidity on this is crazy considering it's 40 years old. Cherry and light tobacco. Treat.

Acidity on this is crazy considering it's 40 years old. Cherry and light tobacco. Treat.

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2016
David Musser

Sommelier The Little Nell

9.0

Hot vintage. 03's are on point right now.

Hot vintage. 03's are on point right now.

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2015
Chris McClellan

Slight red fruits/tomato leaf and Oregano...suprised by the barnyard funk that faded. Well balanced acid with high tannins. Outstanding tonight

Slight red fruits/tomato leaf and Oregano...suprised by the barnyard funk that faded. Well balanced acid with high tannins. Outstanding tonight

Feb 26th, 2017
Paul Kaan

Winemaker/Blogger FilthyGoodVino.com

8.7

A few rustic Chianti's on the deck @boccacciocellars today! The same, but, different to the Isole wines from a couple of weeks ago.
2013 Chianti Classico looking raw, needs time to settle. Some chewing texture demanding food.
2012 Chianti Classico Riserva, a hard edge, structure supported by a splash in some new oak. Solid core of fruit and some funk. Again one to watch.
2013 Il Poggio a density not present in the others. Fruit depth handling the oak beautifully. Refined texture, plenty of yumminess! Can't wait for the 2012 ... Birth year wine for my first!
#Chianti #Monsanto #IlPoggio #Tuscany #Wine #ItalianWine
#FilthyGoodVino

A few rustic Chianti's on the deck @boccacciocellars today! The same, but, different to the Isole wines from a couple of weeks ago.
2013 Chianti Classico looking raw, needs time to settle. Some chewing texture demanding food.
2012 Chianti Classico Riserva, a hard edge, structure supported by a splash in some new oak. Solid core of fruit and some funk. Again one to watch.
2013 Il Poggio a density not present in the others. Fruit depth handling the oak beautifully. Refined texture, plenty of yumminess! Can't wait for the 2012 ... Birth year wine for my first!
#Chianti #Monsanto #IlPoggio #Tuscany #Wine #ItalianWine
#FilthyGoodVino

Nov 8th, 2015
Phillip Giganti

1999 vintage and wow!!!! It still possesses great structure and balance.

1999 vintage and wow!!!! It still possesses great structure and balance.

Mar 1st, 2015