Castello di Monsanto

Riserva 50th Harvest Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.932 ratings
8.85 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
Andrew Lohse

Blackberry, cedar, slight herb, tobacco. Medium body, dry, spice. Complex finish.

Blackberry, cedar, slight herb, tobacco. Medium body, dry, spice. Complex finish.

Apr 22nd, 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
Sam Friedland

Very nice Chianti Classico. Cherries and blackberries bouquet. Still has tannin nite. Dissipated slightly at the end. 2012

Very nice Chianti Classico. Cherries and blackberries bouquet. Still has tannin nite. Dissipated slightly at the end. 2012

Apr 7th, 2018
David Koenen

Fresh and vivid. Balsamic notes, underbrush, dusty tannin, elegant, classically styled Chianti Classico. Cheers bro.

Fresh and vivid. Balsamic notes, underbrush, dusty tannin, elegant, classically styled Chianti Classico. Cheers bro.

Dec 10th, 2017
James Ehrman

Just drank the 2012 with a chicken pesto pizza and it was outstanding. The only way it would be better is if it had a few more years to age and I hadn't stayed out until 7 last night.

Just drank the 2012 with a chicken pesto pizza and it was outstanding. The only way it would be better is if it had a few more years to age and I hadn't stayed out until 7 last night.

Oct 14th, 2016
David Koenen

Zuurstok, alcoholprikkel, mineraliteit, peper, salmiak, bes, framboos, jong, zuren en zelfs best wat tannines. Heeft toekomst. Interessant glas!

Zuurstok, alcoholprikkel, mineraliteit, peper, salmiak, bes, framboos, jong, zuren en zelfs best wat tannines. Heeft toekomst. Interessant glas!

Jul 26th, 2016
Daniel

Dark fresh berries, toasted almond and vanilla on nose. Dry, very tannic, medium acid, long finish. Flavor a from nose do not transfer to palate. Heavy, Cab-like body.

Dark fresh berries, toasted almond and vanilla on nose. Dry, very tannic, medium acid, long finish. Flavor a from nose do not transfer to palate. Heavy, Cab-like body.

Jul 16th, 2016
Harris Mustafa

Not a good Chianti

Not a good Chianti

May 6th, 2016
Dario Tolone

nice traditional chianti. still fresh with intense red.

nice traditional chianti. still fresh with intense red.

Feb 6th, 2016
Jeroen Koenen

4h decanter time. Classic Sangiovese herbs and fruit mixture. Lots of promise, next bottle in 2 years. Great wine from a not so great vintage.

4h decanter time. Classic Sangiovese herbs and fruit mixture. Lots of promise, next bottle in 2 years. Great wine from a not so great vintage.

Jul 4th, 2015