Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.961 ratings
9.09 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
Boris Mathiszik

Nice Chianti Classico. Medium bodied, good structure at 6 years, layers of red fruit. Good acidity.

Nice Chianti Classico. Medium bodied, good structure at 6 years, layers of red fruit. Good acidity.

Apr 27th, 2020
Bassel Sommelier

Lovely though a bit rusty at first but opens up nicely after decanting

Lovely though a bit rusty at first but opens up nicely after decanting

Nov 2nd, 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
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
Chris McClellan

Classico Chianti riserva...sour red cherries, tomato paste and balsamic..pizza in a bottle...med plus acid and med tannins...could drink every nite...

Classico Chianti riserva...sour red cherries, tomato paste and balsamic..pizza in a bottle...med plus acid and med tannins...could drink every nite...

Jan 20th, 2018
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

8.9

Nice rec from friends at Boulder Wine Merchant.

Nice rec from friends at Boulder Wine Merchant.

Nov 12th, 2017
James R. Gilbarty

This Chianti Classico at its finest. Bravo

This Chianti Classico at its finest. Bravo

Jun 10th, 2020
Steve Anderson

Tasting pour at Pre-Falltacular dinner in the OC. Took some time to unwind, but excellent on revisit at the end of the evening.

Tasting pour at Pre-Falltacular dinner in the OC. Took some time to unwind, but excellent on revisit at the end of the evening.

Feb 22nd, 2020