Agricola Querciabella

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.98 ratings
9.12 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
Will Stanley

First time trying this popular Chianti Classico of which some 180,000 bottles are produced each year, and which retails for around £20-25. I must say, this is a very decent, polished, harmonious wine, although I found it lacking in either regional or varietal typicity and was surprised to find that it’s composed of 100% Sangiovese without any Cabernet in the blend. To me, it smelled and tasted closer to left bank Bordeaux than it did to any region of Tuscany - I don’t know if the winery’s use of French barrels contributes to this.

As I say, not a bad wine, but I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone seeking an expression of the region, or grape.

First time trying this popular Chianti Classico of which some 180,000 bottles are produced each year, and which retails for around £20-25. I must say, this is a very decent, polished, harmonious wine, although I found it lacking in either regional or varietal typicity and was surprised to find that it’s composed of 100% Sangiovese without any Cabernet in the blend. To me, it smelled and tasted closer to left bank Bordeaux than it did to any region of Tuscany - I don’t know if the winery’s use of French barrels contributes to this.

As I say, not a bad wine, but I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone seeking an expression of the region, or grape.

Nov 7th, 2023
Lyn Farmer

This 100% Sangiovese is beautifully balanced with lots of sour cherry, black cherry, plum, violet, cedar, leather and black tea aroma and flavors matched with high acidity and just enough velvety tannins to give a cohesive impression. 14%abv - a lovely bottle.

This 100% Sangiovese is beautifully balanced with lots of sour cherry, black cherry, plum, violet, cedar, leather and black tea aroma and flavors matched with high acidity and just enough velvety tannins to give a cohesive impression. 14%abv - a lovely bottle.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2022
Raun Kupiec

Rich and smooth, still very young tasting, tannins up front but pretty mild, tangy sour cherry.

Rich and smooth, still very young tasting, tannins up front but pretty mild, tangy sour cherry.

Mar 25th, 2023
Richard Rosensweig

I have not had a Chianti in years, having eschewed it’s rustic charms for the opulence of Brunello. If Queciabella is any indication, Chianti has greatly evolved in my absence. Sour and black cherry, cedar, leather, and a hint of oak with mellow tannins are a real pleasure. None of the toughness I recall from Sangiovese. Perfect with roasted meats. But you knew that.

I have not had a Chianti in years, having eschewed it’s rustic charms for the opulence of Brunello. If Queciabella is any indication, Chianti has greatly evolved in my absence. Sour and black cherry, cedar, leather, and a hint of oak with mellow tannins are a real pleasure. None of the toughness I recall from Sangiovese. Perfect with roasted meats. But you knew that.

Feb 26th, 2023
Slestyan

less ripe fruits, chilled out tannins, little stale vanilla on the finish

less ripe fruits, chilled out tannins, little stale vanilla on the finish

Sep 14th, 2022
JJG
8.8

JJG had this 5 months ago

JJG had this 5 months ago

Sep 7th, 2023
John Garippa

John had this 8 months ago

John had this 8 months ago

Jun 25th, 2023
Marina

Marina had this a year ago

Marina had this a year ago

Dec 30th, 2022