2016 San Felice Chianti Classico 375 ml

Year: 2016
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 94
Vinous Media: 90
James Suckling: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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2018 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #19

"Expressive and smooth, this hits all the right notes, with pure black cherry, black currant and violet flavors. Touches of earth, iron and tobacco add complexity. Shows fine harmony and length. Best from 2020 through 2036. 25,000 cases made. -BS " (WS)

"San Felice's 2016 Chianti Classico is fresh, nuanced and very pretty. Floral and spiced notes lift the red cherry fruit nicely in this mid-weight, gracious Chianti Classico. I very much like the precision here." (VM)

"This red shows raspberries and blueberries with hints of roasted meat. Medium body, soft tannins and a clean and pure finish. I like how the acidity and fruit are so integrated. Drink or hold." (JS)

"This boasts enticing aromas of wild berry, pipe tobacco and violet. On the smooth, juicy palate, polished tannins lend lithe support to black cherry, crushed raspberry, truffle and a hint of baking spice. Drink through 2024." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Produced entirely from native varieties, predominantly Sangiovese with addition of Colorino and Pugnitello. It is a medium-bodied Chianti Classico with a distinguished personality and notable for its elegance. Traditional fermentation practices are employed with average-length maceration, followed by 12 months maturation in large Slovenian oak casks.