2015 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva

Year: 2015
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$29.95

NEW RELEASE!

"Pure and energizing, with berry, cherry, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors allied to a racy profile. Tense and resonant on the lingering finish, showing fine balance and persistence. Best from 2021 through 2038. 3,000 cases made, 750 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva is a carefully measured wine that offers intensity versus grace and concentration versus finesse. This warm vintage brings forward dark fruit aromas with ripe cherry and blackberry. You also get the fresh acidity and crispness that is so specific to Gaiole in Chianti. The finish is velvety and mildly textured, and you do get that characteristic blast of fresh acidity on the finish. This wine is a blend of 90% Sangiovese with 10% total of Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Colorino. Some 40,000 bottles were made.

Badia a Coltibuono did not make the Montebello IGT Toscana or the Sangioveto IGT Toscana in 2014. In the difficult 2014 vintage, this estate only made its base 2014 Chianti Classico." (WA)

"The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva is a pretty wine, but it is also a bit forward relative to its peers. The dried cherry, crushed flower, tobacco and earthy notes reinforce an impression of a wine that is aging at a relatively fast pace. " (VM)