Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.030 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Top Notes For
Daron Watson

earth, truffle, and reconstituted mushroom and suede aromas briefly turn to cherry cordial, blackberry, and kirsch before turning to pine, rosemary, tobacco and treacle

add flavors of bourbon soaked red cherries, Razzles, plum, crushed granite, mace, and licorice root to the palate

earth, truffle, and reconstituted mushroom and suede aromas briefly turn to cherry cordial, blackberry, and kirsch before turning to pine, rosemary, tobacco and treacle

add flavors of bourbon soaked red cherries, Razzles, plum, crushed granite, mace, and licorice root to the palate

Jan 23rd, 2022
Patrick Derdeyn

Decent, but I cant go as high on score as this was at release (WS #31 of 2011). I would describe it as rustic, lots of bricking around the edges. The fruit is a little bit tart and the acidity slightly overwhelms the finish. Its right in the middle of its drinking window, so its either just not a great bottle or just not my thing.

Decent, but I cant go as high on score as this was at release (WS #31 of 2011). I would describe it as rustic, lots of bricking around the edges. The fruit is a little bit tart and the acidity slightly overwhelms the finish. Its right in the middle of its drinking window, so its either just not a great bottle or just not my thing.

Jul 10th, 2017
Ron R
9.2

Funk on the nose.
Palette is drum tight. Unbalanced acidity levels, but somehow, the overarching structure carries it off. Loads of leather, raisins, truffles and cinnamon. Finishes with rich tannins and moderate sweetness.

Funk on the nose.
Palette is drum tight. Unbalanced acidity levels, but somehow, the overarching structure carries it off. Loads of leather, raisins, truffles and cinnamon. Finishes with rich tannins and moderate sweetness.

Jan 10th, 2017
Sean Genn

drinking perfectly right now.

drinking perfectly right now.

Nov 10th, 2014
Alessandro Rossi

Elegantissimo ... Profondo ... 😄😄😄

Elegantissimo ... Profondo ... 😄😄😄

Mar 2nd, 2014
Byron Hewett

Last bottle. Delicious. Sappy cherry fruit, a spine of minerality. Still has good grip.

Last bottle. Delicious. Sappy cherry fruit, a spine of minerality. Still has good grip.

Nov 1st, 2018
Devin Bostick

2007, beautiful color, delightful floral meat, big acid and tannin, spicy, light body,

2007, beautiful color, delightful floral meat, big acid and tannin, spicy, light body,

Dec 22nd, 2017
James Bitting

Excellent wine

Excellent wine

Nov 25th, 2014
Elizabeth Booth

Had two bottles of this and one was corked. The one that was not corked was very good. cherry, earth and spice finish. Good body

Had two bottles of this and one was corked. The one that was not corked was very good. cherry, earth and spice finish. Good body

Dec 30th, 2013
Manuel Rodriguez

At the select bistro

At the select bistro

Jun 16th, 2013