Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.922 ratings
9.21 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
Randy Fuller

This Chianti Classico is rather lightly tinted for a red wine, and if I had tasted it blind I might have been tempted to guess it was a rosé. The nose has a basketful of fresh cherries in it, with a floral angle and just a hint of mocha and tobacco. The sip reveals more luscious red fruit, leaning just off center into tartness, assisted by a bit of limestone chalkiness. It sneaks along a little lighter than I expect a Sangiovese to sneak, and ends up making me think of the elegance of Pinot Noir crossed with the rusticity of warm-climate Syrah. The acidity is fresh andthe tannins firm. Pair it with your favorite Tuscan dish.

This Chianti Classico is rather lightly tinted for a red wine, and if I had tasted it blind I might have been tempted to guess it was a rosé. The nose has a basketful of fresh cherries in it, with a floral angle and just a hint of mocha and tobacco. The sip reveals more luscious red fruit, leaning just off center into tartness, assisted by a bit of limestone chalkiness. It sneaks along a little lighter than I expect a Sangiovese to sneak, and ends up making me think of the elegance of Pinot Noir crossed with the rusticity of warm-climate Syrah. The acidity is fresh andthe tannins firm. Pair it with your favorite Tuscan dish.

Mar 25th, 2021
Pablo Cetlinski

Ok, do not analyze finnish, nose, acidity ect. This is an Italian wine and you have it with Italian food and friends, family, wife, girlfriend... Then it is a 100 point wine. Classic indeed.

Ok, do not analyze finnish, nose, acidity ect. This is an Italian wine and you have it with Italian food and friends, family, wife, girlfriend... Then it is a 100 point wine. Classic indeed.

1 person found it helpfulJun 19th, 2021
Michael Amoruso

2018 vintage. Sweet ripe cranberry. New leather. Lovely.

2018 vintage. Sweet ripe cranberry. New leather. Lovely.

Sep 4th, 2022
John Gallo

Yeah very nice Chianti Classico at Restaurant Tullio near Piazza Barberini, in Rome, during family trip.

Yeah very nice Chianti Classico at Restaurant Tullio near Piazza Barberini, in Rome, during family trip.

Jul 5th, 2022
Henry Fuseler

3/2022. Not for me.

3/2022. Not for me.

Mar 26th, 2022
Victoria Fierko

Very light and smooth

Very light and smooth

Feb 28th, 2022
Nena Madonia

The best!!

The best!!

Feb 6th, 2022
Jeffrey Ritterson

Pretty austere.

Pretty austere.

Jan 21st, 2022
Jane Moisan

Acidity towards the bitter, impression of sweet or passionate and simple. short and punchy finish. Balanced though not complex. Axle grease and hot salty winds inside dark cherry, dank tobacco. Worthy but doesn’t tell its tale too willingly. Maybe I drank it too soon.

Acidity towards the bitter, impression of sweet or passionate and simple. short and punchy finish. Balanced though not complex. Axle grease and hot salty winds inside dark cherry, dank tobacco. Worthy but doesn’t tell its tale too willingly. Maybe I drank it too soon.

Jan 16th, 2022
Jean-François Giroux

L’harmonie en bouteille… belle équilibre entre les fruits rouges et la finale en cacao…! Une robe claire!!
2018… $40 BC

L’harmonie en bouteille… belle équilibre entre les fruits rouges et la finale en cacao…! Une robe claire!!
2018… $40 BC

Jan 4th, 2022