2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico

Year: 2016
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 89
James Suckling: 94
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"Rich and supple, laced with black currant, black cherry, violet and earth notes. Vibrant, firming up as the fruit-stained aftertaste lingers. Best from 2020 through 2033. 6,000 cases made. -BS " (WS)

"Castello di Monsanto makes some of the most delicate and elegant expressions of Sangiovese to be found anywhere in this Tuscan appellation. The 2016 Chianti Classico (90% Sangiovese with 10% Canaiolo and Colorino) makes good on that promise. From a classic and beautifully balanced vintage, this Sangiovese offers delicate berry tones with light touches of spice, smoke and crushed stone. Some 60,000 bottles were produced. You get great value here." (WA)

"Shows raspberries, pepper and black olives. Medium to full body, round tannins and a fresh, crisp finish. Linear and bright. Classic style. Drink now." (JS)