2015 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva

Year: 2015
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 96
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"Though saturated with black currant and blackberry fruit and backed by opaque tannins, this red is pure and balanced. Thyme, iron, leather and tar notes give this complexity, while the finish goes into overtime. Best from 2023 through 2040. 2,500 cases imported. -B.S." (WS)

"Made with organically farmed fruit, the 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva (100% Sangiovese) is a very expressive and generous Tuscan red from a beautifully sunny and warm vintage. The wine is succulent, soft and round with lingering flavors of dark berry and summer ripe cherry. The mid-weight mouthfeel is balanced and very lively, thanks to the dazzling fruit that is teeming with spirit and energy. Some 60,000 bottles were produced." (WA)

"The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva is a gorgeous, rapturous wine. Black cherry, plum, lavender and sage all show the darker, more mysterious side of Sangiovese. Deep and fleshy in the glass, the Riserva retains the verve that makes the best wines off this estate so compelling, with fine tannins that are not always easy to come by in this vintage. Simply put, the 2015 Riserva is another impeccable wine from Volpaia, and the real hidden gem in the range." (VM)

Winery Notes:
The Chianti Classico Riserva has a ruby-red hue with a trace of garnet. The nose is elegant, displaying hints of spice and fruit. This a well-structured wine with smooth tannins and a long finish.