This is not your regular Chianti. Deep garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is great with cherries, slight anise, slight tea leaves and spice. Full bodied. Great backbone of acidity. On the palate, lots of bright cherries with some anise. Long finish. Deep and complex. Light tannins. Drinking great now and will continue for another ten to fifteen years. This works great with food, pasta with a tomato sauces is a classic choice.
Perhaps the top Chianti available, this wine is always good especially from such a great vintage as 2016. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, hay, anise and slight forest floor. Medium to full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, bold cherries, slight sour cherries, char and slight tea leaves. Great acidity. Long finish. This is drinking well but still on the young side. Drink over the next ten to fifteen years. Nice on its own but really begs for food. Pasta with bolognaise sauce is perfect.
A nice, Chianti, this is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, black cherries, forest floor and some anise. Medium bodied. Nice acidity. On the palate, cherries and black cherries. Moderate finish. This is drinking well now and should continue for the next five to eight years. It works better with food, pasta with meatballs or mushrooms would be a nice choice.
This is a nice, straightforward Chianti that is drinking beautifully right now. Purple in color with some ruby swirls. The nose is nice with cherries, baking spices and tea leaves. Medium bodied. An excellent backbone of acidity. On the palate, lots of cherries with a slight undertone of forest floor. Nice finish. Drink this over the next four to six years. It is a nice choice for pizza or pasta with a tomato based sauce.
One of my evil guilty pleasures is to put this on the table with non wine geeks and see if they drink it. Usually, they don't, but the ones who do are impressed. Some will just see that it is a Chianti and think it can't be any good. This is possibly the best that Chianti offers and certainly one of the top wines that Italy offers. Although expensive, given that, it is priced fairly. At age 10, this is still young and needs more air though with a few hours, it drank well. Deep garnet with purple streaks, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is great with black cherries, cherries, black
What a great vintage 2016 ha turned out to be for Chianti in general and this one in particular. Not the cheapest Chianti, but this is outstanding. Deep ruby/purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is great with cherries, black cherries, sandalwood and tea leaves. Medium bodied. Great balance. Lovely acidity. Spry. On the palate, lots of lush black cherry fruit with underlying forest floor. Clean. Deep. Long finish. This will continue to mature for another five to eight years and drink well for a decade after that. A nice match for pasts of all kinds.
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 p
Great showing for this wine. A solid vintage and a very good producer really combined for a success. Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, slight black cherries, anise, and slight tea leaves. Full bodied. Ripe cherries on the palate with underlying forest floor. Light tannins. Lots of depth and complexity. Also, delicious. Great acidity. Long finish. Great value for a wine of this quality. This is not yet at peak, maybe another 3 to 5 years, and then should dirnk well for ten to fifteen after that. A great match for pasta bolognaise.
This was my first time trying this wine and at least in this great vintage, this wine is outstanding. Deep ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, forest floor/tea leaves, char and spice. Full bodied. The fruit is ripe but certainly not over done. Flavors of cherries, char over an earthy/forest floor note. Great acidity. Nice finish. The wine is still young and should continue to mature for another five to seven years and then will drink well for 10 more after that. It should work great with any meat or fowl dish and of course, pizza or pasta. This is a gr
2016 is such a great vintage for Chianti's so there was a lot of hope for this. It is solid but there are a lot of better values in the market. Ruby in color. The nose has cherries and slight hay. On the palate, this is light to medium bodied. Strong acidity. Some cherry fruit. Simple. It requires food and worked fine with some pasta. It started to show some volatile acidity after a few hours. Drink now.