Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.91059 ratings
9.0109 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
Jordan Wardlaw

Fairly closed right now but with very fine complexity on the palate. Tobacco, anise and spice notes more dominant on the nose, but I love the overall shape and contour and the acid and tannin profile for the long term. Give it at least a couple of years if you want to see some real fruit.

Fairly closed right now but with very fine complexity on the palate. Tobacco, anise and spice notes more dominant on the nose, but I love the overall shape and contour and the acid and tannin profile for the long term. Give it at least a couple of years if you want to see some real fruit.

Oct 7th, 2019
Johnno Harris

Has entered a very reductive phase. Needed lots of time to open up.

Has entered a very reductive phase. Needed lots of time to open up.

Aug 10th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.7

I usually love this wine. Not my favorite vintage.

I usually love this wine. Not my favorite vintage.

Jun 1st, 2019
Matt Lasater

Brimming with black cherry and plum fruit, leather, followed by cooling flavors of juniper, clove, and arid underbrush. Love the spine this has, classy with chalky tannin. Digging it!

Brimming with black cherry and plum fruit, leather, followed by cooling flavors of juniper, clove, and arid underbrush. Love the spine this has, classy with chalky tannin. Digging it!

Jan 18th, 2019
Paul Mason

Open 4 hrs before drinking, new world style Sangiovese. Needs 2-3 years. 89+ now potential for 91.

Open 4 hrs before drinking, new world style Sangiovese. Needs 2-3 years. 89+ now potential for 91.

Jan 1st, 2019
Lyn Farmer

The color is surprisingly advanced with a good deal of brick/garnet in the rim.. Otherwise the color is medium Ruby and on the nose there is leather, cherry, anise and a bit of dried red flower petals. Medium high acidity, well balanced tannins and good length on the finish. Elegant more than powerful and already drinking well

The color is surprisingly advanced with a good deal of brick/garnet in the rim.. Otherwise the color is medium Ruby and on the nose there is leather, cherry, anise and a bit of dried red flower petals. Medium high acidity, well balanced tannins and good length on the finish. Elegant more than powerful and already drinking well

Nov 16th, 2018
Beau Carson

Tough to ever go wrong with this bottle.

Tough to ever go wrong with this bottle.

Apr 16th, 2018
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.2

This is quite a bit darker than previous vintages. Palate is right on though. Firm tannin, rustic through and through with barnyard, roasted meat, smoke, and charcoal. Elegance body, layered, nuanced and contemplative. A consistently great wine vintage to vintage.

This is quite a bit darker than previous vintages. Palate is right on though. Firm tannin, rustic through and through with barnyard, roasted meat, smoke, and charcoal. Elegance body, layered, nuanced and contemplative. A consistently great wine vintage to vintage.

Mar 31st, 2018
Dan Thomas

Classic Sangiovese!

Classic Sangiovese!

Jan 20th, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.0

Old school.

Old school.

Jan 6th, 2018