2017 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 750ml
Winery Notes- Ruby red tending towards garnet. Rich, intense and complex with notes of black cherry and spice. Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting a backbone of tannin.
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JAMES SUCKLING REVIEW: Lots of ripe cherries and berries with undergrowth and mushroom undertones, as well as ash. It’s full-bodied with round, creamy tannins and a medium-chewy finish. A solid Chianti Classico here. Give it a year or two to soften. Real deal.
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: This is one of the icon wines of the greater Chianti Classico area. The hot vintage Castello di Monsanto 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva shows width and depth with plenty of dark fruit, cherry, blackberry and plum. The wine is steady and bright with polished tannins and a mid-weight approach that proves its overall versatility and adaptability. It is ideal for a plate of ricotta-filled gnudi.
WINE & SPIRITS REVIEW: This Riserva is impressively floral and fresh for coming out of the hot and dry 2017 growing season. It opens with scents of herbs and red cherries that continue on the palate, joined by notes of orange peel and propelled by vibrant acidity. Appealing now for its juicy red-berry flavors, it has the structure to age well too.
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: An intense aroma of iron and graphite leads off, followed by black cherry, black currant, leather and forest floor flavors. This is well-built, with the dusty 2017 tannins, but also a lot of juicy fruit. The dry finish is compact. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino. Best from 2021 through 2038.
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