2015 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Year: 2015
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Advocate: 90
Red Wine

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"Tight and tannic for now, featuring moderate cherry, black currant, leather, iron, juniper and tar flavors. Firmly structured, meaty and balanced on the tannic side, with a lingering finish. Best from 2021 through 2035. -B.S" (WS)

"The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva opens to dark color richness and savory aromas. There is black fruit at the core of this wine, but the aromatic contours also embrace fleeting tones of smoked bacon, dark spice and garden potting soil. You feel the heat and exuberance of the vintage in the mouth, especially where soft fruit fiber is contrasted against the natural energy and acidic brightness of the Sangiovese grape (blended with 10% Canaiolo and Colorino in this case). Some 200,000 bottles were made." (WA)