There are so many truly great values in 2015/2016 Chiant's that this one was a bit disappointing. That is a bit harsh, as this is an excellent wine. But for the price and pedigree, more was expected (which is perhaps a bit unfair). Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cherries, slight coffee and a bit of forest floor. Medium bodied. On the palate, ripe fruit. Not the level of acidity that I come to expect in chianti, but some. Light tannins. Cherry fruit with underlying dust and earthiness. Good finish. Perhaps this is a bit shut down at this point. It is tasty and worked well with a pasta and tomato sauce. This will be interesting to watch but based on this bottle, drink over the next five to seven years.