Castell’in Villa 2010 – Chianti Classico Riserva

The nose is aromatic, quite elegant, racy and offers concentration. It reveals notes of cassis, black berries and small notes of red berries / raspberry associated with a touch of violet, menthol, olive tree / forest soil as well as small touches of sweet spices, caramelization and small toasted touches. The palate is fruity, well-balanced,…

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Bandini – Villa Pomona 2012 – Chianti Classico Riserva

Bandini – Villa Pomona 2012 – Chianti Classico Riserva

The nose reveals notes of wild berries, crushed redcurrants, laurel / laurel berries and racy minerality associated with slight touches of crushed blackberry, olive and spices. The wine needs to be decanted. The mouth is juicy, straight, precise, well-balanced and offers a slight suavity, an acid frame as well as tension. On the palate this…

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Cecchi – Riserva di Famiglia 2014 – Chianti Classico Riserva

Cecchi – Riserva di Famiglia 2014 – Chianti Classico Riserva

The nose is fruity and offers a slight freshness as well as a slight intensity / concentration. It reveals notes of wild blackberry, ripe wild raspberry and small touches of cassis associated with small hints of minerality, woody hints, toasted / caramelized hints as well as discreet hints of olive tree, grove, a very discreet…

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Monterotondo – Seretina – 2013 – Chianti Classico Riserva

Monterotondo – Seretina – 2013 – Chianti Classico Riserva

The nose is aromatic and fresh. It reveals notes of redcurrant, raspberry and blackberry combined with a hint of balsamic, small touches of toasted oak as well as an imperceptible hint of gray pepper, spices and garrigue. The palate is fresh, fruity, well-balanced and offers a slight acid frame, fat, tension as well as a…

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Cecchi – Villa Cerna 2014 – Chianti Classico Riserva

Cecchi – Villa Cerna 2014 – Chianti Classico Riserva

The nose is fruity, fresh, well-built and offers juiciness. It reveals notes of cassis, boysenberry and small notes of crushed / fresh redcurrants associated with a touch of blueberry, jammy raspberry as well as small touches of black olive, toasted oak and very discreet hints of tonka bean. The palate is fruity, fresh, well-balanced, elegant…

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Terre di Melazzano – Elikia 2011 – Chianti Classico Riserva

Terre di Melazzano – Elikia 2011 – Chianti Classico Riserva

The nose is fresh, fruity and offers a slight gourmandise as well as elegance. It reveals notes of crushed raspberry and crushed wild strawberry combined with small notes of toasted oak, vanilla, caramelization as well as touches of blackberry, chocolate and a subtle hint of olive / garrigue (in the background). The palate is fruity,…

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Capanelle 2013 – Chianti Classico Riserva

Capanelle 2013 – Chianti Classico Riserva

The nose reveals notes of crushed blackberry, crushed wild strawberry, laurel / olive tree and small berries associated with slight hints of tonka bean and sweet spices / cardamom. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers juiciness, a small straightness, a slight tension as well as a small suavity. On the palate this wine expresses…

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Rocca di Castagnoli – Poggio a’Frati 2013 – Chianti Classico Riserva

Rocca di Castagnoli – Poggio a’Frati 2013 – Chianti Classico Riserva

The nose is structured, very finely tight, well-built and offers precision. The wine needs to be decanted. It reveals notes of cassis, blackberry and wild berries associated with small notes of garrigue, fresh red berries, spices as well as touches of dark chocolate / cocoa, violet and a discreet hint of gray pepper. The palate…

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Castello di Volpaia 2014 – Chianti Classico Riserva

Castello di Volpaia 2014 – Chianti Classico Riserva

The nose is aromatic. It reveals notes of ripe wild berries and ripe cassis combined with small notes of scrubland, ripe red cherries, thyme and gray pepper. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a nice minerality, roundness, fat, good freshness, a fine suavity as well as a beautiful acid frame and dynamic frame. On…

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Banfi 2014 – Chianti Classico Riserva

Banfi 2014 – Chianti Classico Riserva

The nose is fruity. It reveals notes of cassis, dark chocolate / cocoa and crushed blackberry combined with small touches of wild red berries as well as discreet hints of caramelized oak and a very discreet hint of sweet spices. The palate is fruity, soft, silky, well-balanced and offers juiciness, gourmandise, a fine acid frame,…

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