Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese

9.082 ratings
9.023 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has ripe plum, dark chocolate covered cherry, ripe raspberry, wet leather, damp wood smoke with light alcohol/menthol trailing.

Palate has ripe black cherry, ripe plum, blackberry jam, fresh black currant, dried licorice, faint vanilla, dark roast coffee grounds, yet mild tannins persist. Long finish, very satisfying.

Decanted ~8H and more time is appreciated, although it's been improving nicely in our glasses. Paired to my homemade red sauce, campanelle pasta and local hot/sweet pork sausage, great match.

Valentine's Day 2021!

This could be a 94 point wine in a few years, future bottles can be enjoyed 2024-28, in proper storage.

Nose has ripe plum, dark chocolate covered cherry, ripe raspberry, wet leather, damp wood smoke with light alcohol/menthol trailing.

Palate has ripe black cherry, ripe plum, blackberry jam, fresh black currant, dried licorice, faint vanilla, dark roast coffee grounds, yet mild tannins persist. Long finish, very satisfying.

Decanted ~8H and more time is appreciated, although it's been improving nicely in our glasses. Paired to my homemade red sauce, campanelle pasta and local hot/sweet pork sausage, great match.

Valentine's Day 2021!

This could be a 94 point wine in a few years, future bottles can be enjoyed 2024-28, in proper storage.

Feb 14th, 2021
Shawn R

Never really been of fan, not a bad wine as far as the build, just not my style.

Never really been of fan, not a bad wine as far as the build, just not my style.

Aug 26th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

A bit oxidized but in a good way. M+ intensity. Floral, dried herbs, black fruit, spice, tar, charcuterie, salt/pepper and menthol. M+ acid, tannin, complexity. Refreshing. Saline and red fruit on the palate.

A bit oxidized but in a good way. M+ intensity. Floral, dried herbs, black fruit, spice, tar, charcuterie, salt/pepper and menthol. M+ acid, tannin, complexity. Refreshing. Saline and red fruit on the palate.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2016
Severn Goodwin

Dark chocolate over raspberry, yum.

Dark chocolate over raspberry, yum.

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2018
Michael Housewright

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

8.3

Really really mediocre for the vintage. Perhaps this bottle was off. Usually a favorite.

Really really mediocre for the vintage. Perhaps this bottle was off. Usually a favorite.

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2016
Sean Calder

Blogger Vinifico! The Original Vancouver Wine Blog

9.2

Beautiful violet, black cherry, plum and smoke - powerful yet balanced. So good.

Beautiful violet, black cherry, plum and smoke - powerful yet balanced. So good.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Shows the strength of the vintage, with lots of depth of character and power without super-maturity. Early yet, but delicious with a little decant. Drink and hold.

Shows the strength of the vintage, with lots of depth of character and power without super-maturity. Early yet, but delicious with a little decant. Drink and hold.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2016
Nick Davis

Classic. Tomato, tart red fruit, integrated oak. Showing great!

Classic. Tomato, tart red fruit, integrated oak. Showing great!

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2015
John Lenart

Great acid, dried cherry, good tannin. Truly balanced.

Great acid, dried cherry, good tannin. Truly balanced.

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2015
Andrew Wyse

Co-owner Klima Weinhandler

8.6

Silky smooth texture. Red fruit and tobacco.

Silky smooth texture. Red fruit and tobacco.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2015