This is one of my favorite Chianti's.  Normally, I let the Rancia's rest a bit while I drink the "lesser" Felsina wines.  But, I had been hearing such great things about this wine, that I wanted to try one young.  Good move.  While this should improve, this was wonderful.  One of the top Chianti's I have ever had.  And, while this is not inexpensive for Chianti, it is for a wine of this quality.  Deep ruby in color, a bit lighter at the rim.  The nose has cherries, black cherries, some anise, and some tea leaves.  On the palate, this has juicy acidity.  Big cherry fruit over a forest floor with just a bit of smoke.  Long finish.  This will be great with almost all foods other than delicate sea foods.  It should continue to improve with good cellaring for seven to ten more years and be good for ten to fifteen more after that.  The score certainly has some upside.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96
Vintage: 
2016
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

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