2016 San Felice Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio

Year: 2016
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 93
James Suckling: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :


"Intense, featuring plum, cherry, earth and leather aromas and flavors that intermingle with the dense structure. The balance is there, but this needs time to absorb the tannins. Best from 2022 through 2033. -Bruce Sanderson" (WS)

"The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio is a beautiful wine with an inky dark appearance and softly contoured aromas of ripe cherry and dried blackberry. There is plenty of spice, tar and sweet tobacco to smooth over that beautiful fruit intensity; this is the sort of Chianti Classico you'd open for a marinated ribeye on the grill. The wine is compact and tight in the mouth. With 260,000 bottles made, Il Grigio is one of Italy's ultimate value reds." (WA)

"A very pretty, refined red with ultra-fine tannins, vivid fruit of crushed berries and tar, which all follow through to a medium to full body. Flavorful finish. Structured. So you can be patient; drink or hold." (JS)

"Dark-skinned fruit, toasted hazelnut, eucalyptus and underbrush aromas form the nose. The medium-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, dried botanical herb and ground clove alongside fine-grained tannins." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Here is a proud, noble wine, taciturn but decisive, precisely as we imagine Il Grigio, the grey-bearded medieval knight dramatically presented in local stories, and perfectly suggested by Titian in the portrait utilised on the wine’s label.

Produced from carefully-selected sangiovese grapes, Il Grigio represents the iconic elegance of the traditional Chianti Classico, exhibiting the steely temperament, the dynamism, and the ability to surprise typical of the adventurous, all qualities eminently characteristic of the noble variety that yields Il Grigio.