Chianti Classico, Chianti

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2010

David T
9.3

Decanted for nearly four hours.

Cornmeal crust pizza w/ our fresh ingredients over a feta cheese, spinach & tomato base w/ a good 10 year old plus Chianti Classico, I’m all in!

$30…I’m happy.

This has a beautiful, round, lush body w/ early, nice integration on the beginning drinking window. Sweet & slightly sour black cherries, blackberries, plum, blueberries mix of boysenberries & raspberries, dark melted chocolate, mocha powder, well crafted baking spices, leather, mix of fresh & dark tobacco, dry, crushed limestone, dark spice, black olive, expresso notes, mid cola, black licorice, dry twigs, dry herbs, incense, touch of grilled meats, dark, rich forest floor w/ dry leaves, moist, grey clay, candied florals that are fresh to slightly withering & dark, purple, blue with excellent acidity, excellent balance & length and a rich polished finish that settles on volcanics & dry earthiness.

Really enjoying the 10 vintage.
— 12 days ago

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Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Classic in character, but finish is muted. — 9 days ago

Josh, Severn and 1 other liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Tignanello Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

W/spaghetti carbonara at bar Italia nyc- opens up very nicely — 3 days ago

Vignamaggio

Riserva Gherardino Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

More notes next bottle. Red bricking at the edge. Sour red cherry. Nice aromatics. Good weight. Medium acidity. The super drying grainy tannins, at this time, renders it off balance. But this is an unbelievable value. More notes with more bottles to follow.

92+ points
— 2 days ago

Anthony, David and 2 others liked this

Castello di Monsanto

Il Poggio Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2006

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Everything one could ever want from CCR! Rich, deep. Very long. Complex. Cherry, damp earth. Nice bite just in front of the finish. Layers. Glad I have 2 more left. — 14 days ago

Andrew, Daniel and 12 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 1995

Popped and poured. Dark ruby in color with hardly a visual sign of age other than some sediment in the bottle. On the nose, there’s a ton of leather and mothballed wardrobe…like stepping into an old haberdashery. Dark tart cherry fruit, mushrooms and earth. The acid has done a very fine job keeping this wine full of energy the last 25+ years. The tannin now fully integrated. A lovely bottle that is drinking well in the sunset of its life. A fabulous pairing with Cacciucco. Drink now. — 25 days ago

Andrew, Daniel and 18 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Interesting pairing!

Tenuta Bibbiano

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

What a rich, concentrated Chianti Reserva- a reminder that 2016 in Italy is a vintage to remember. — 3 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Severn, Anthony and 2 others liked this

Pagliarese

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Classic Chianti Classico flavor profile in a broad-shouldered package. Nose shows dried cherry, cedar and forest floor, stony gravel. Mouthfilling, with good concentration for an annata, flavors fruity at first and then quickly turning savory and minerally. Light tannin, good middle-of-the-road acidity. Medium long finish. Great value. — 19 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 8 others liked this

Fontodi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

Best Chianti Classico I’ve had to date. So polished and elegant. Can’t get enough. — a day ago

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Castello di Monsanto

Riserva 50th Harvest Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2008

Subdued nose. Underbrush, brown spice, balsamic hints, fresh acidity. Rusty iron notes are starting to emerge, so drink sooner rather than later. — 24 days ago

Willem, Peter and 10 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Really Jeroen? Usually Monsanto can age decades...
Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen Koenen

I know, Peter. But I had this particular wine several times in the last 5 years and, IMHO, this is evolving a tad faster than anticipated.
Peter van den Besselaar

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I have it in the cellar, thx for advice