Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.9105 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Top Notes For
Austin Hohnke

Truly impressive for the price ($20). Black cherry, currant, plum skin, herbs, fennel, and coffee grounds. Air is very kind as this wine seems to have just entered its ideal drinking window and will have plenty of time here. Medium + acidity, tannin, and alcohol.

Truly impressive for the price ($20). Black cherry, currant, plum skin, herbs, fennel, and coffee grounds. Air is very kind as this wine seems to have just entered its ideal drinking window and will have plenty of time here. Medium + acidity, tannin, and alcohol.

Oct 10th, 2021
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
Joe F
8.8

Needed time to open up. Not as impressive as what I would have expected...I was looking for a wine with tannins and acid but instead this was like a Pinot noir of Chianti.... smooth and discreet....

Needed time to open up. Not as impressive as what I would have expected...I was looking for a wine with tannins and acid but instead this was like a Pinot noir of Chianti.... smooth and discreet....

1 person found it helpfulJul 26th, 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.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2019
Byron Hewett

Tart. Better with air and food.

Tart. Better with air and food.

Jan 9th, 2024
J Ferrugia

Drinking beautifully… dark cherry, light spice, fruit forward with tannins dissipating after 15 minutes in the decanter. This remains a marvelous Chianti in the traditional style as Laura Bianchi continues the legacy of this great family of vintners.

Drinking beautifully… dark cherry, light spice, fruit forward with tannins dissipating after 15 minutes in the decanter. This remains a marvelous Chianti in the traditional style as Laura Bianchi continues the legacy of this great family of vintners.

Nov 22nd, 2023
Byron Hewett

Classic. Cherry, savory herbal notes. 8 years young.

Classic. Cherry, savory herbal notes. 8 years young.

Jul 27th, 2023
Byron Hewett

Solid. Cherry fruit. Savory.

Solid. Cherry fruit. Savory.

Jun 15th, 2023