2019 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

SKU #5063436
Winery Notes- Overall, the 2019 growing season in Chianti Classico followed normal weather patterns. The winter months were relatively cold with limited precipitation while the beginning of spring brought cold temperatures and rain showers, especially during Apri land May. Summer was hot but was uninterrupted by intense heat events and saw slightly higher than average rainfall that allowed regular vine and cluster growth and development. Beautiful weather began at the end of August and lasted through the months of September and October giving all grape varieties plenty of time to progress to optimal maturity. The grapes were harvested under ideal climatic conditions starting mid-September with Sangiovese and was brought to a conclusion on October 11th.
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JEB DUNNUCK RATING: 92
JEB DUNNUCK REVIEW: Ripe and brooding aromas of graphite, kirsch, mocha, and candied lavender emerge from the 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori, with a generous yet balanced frame. It is full bodied and approachable, with polished tannins and notes of black raspberry, turned soil, and cedar.
JAMES SUCKLING RATING: 93
JAMES SUCKLING REVIEW: This is very refined, with lots of sangiovese character, showing sour cherries, peaches, and bark, as well as pine needles. Medium-bodied and deliciously attractive. Fine tannins at the end.
ROBERT PARKER RATING: 93
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: Here's an interesting bit of news. This wine is a blend of fruit from four villages in Chianti Classico. However, those single vineyards will soon be bottled as their own distinct Gran Selezione wines. For now, we have the 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori. This was a productive vintage that resulted in good yields thanks to abundant rainfall at the beginning of the season. The wine's tension and firmness remind me of the classic 2016 vintage, but 2019 ultimately shows more richness and accessibility. This wine is layered with dark fruit, crushed stone and pretty spice. Best After 2022
WINE ENTHUSIAST RATING: 91
WINE ENTHUSIAST REVIEW: Savory notes dominate the nose of this Chianti Classico Riserva, from tomato and pepper to soil and tobacco leaf, before a rich layer of cherries and chocolate comes through. Cherries and chocolate continue on the palate, with a meaty earthiness that leans into tannins and acid just beginning to mellow pleasantly.
WINE SPECTATOR RATING: 91
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: A dense, beefy red, with black cherry, blackberry, earth and iron flavors coursing through. Balanced, in a compact sort of way, with a lingering finish of earth and dark fruit. Bright acidity drives the finish. Best from 2024.
More Information
Vintage 2019
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol %- 14
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