Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 Castello di Monsanto

Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 Castello di Monsanto

96
James Suckling
94
Wine Spectator
94
Decanter Magazine

Aged in French oak barrels, this Chianti Classico Riserva is always complex and distinctive!

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About Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 Castello di Monsanto

This wine is our most popular Chianti and always receives 90+ scores! When owner Fabrizio Bianchi purchased this ancient estate 1962 he began a transformation that continues to this day. The vineyards have all been revitalized and the winemaking is  modern and up-to-date. He was one of the first to eliminate white grapes from his Chianti blend. The blend is 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo and 3% Colorino. Instead of large Slavonian casks the wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barriques.

The Wine Spectator scored this 94 points saying "Tight and tannic for now, featuring cherry, black currant, leather, iron, juniper and tar flavors. Firmly structured, meaty and balanced on the tannic side, with a lingering finish. Best from 2021 through 2035."

and James Suckling scored it 96 saying "Aromas of plums, cherries and hints of green olives. White truffles and deep earth, too. Full-bodied, so layered and beautiful with a fabulous texture and ripe tannins. It is so pure and minimalist in the end, showing the effect of traditional, hands-off winemaking. Don’t miss this. Decant before serving. One for the cellar. Drink or hold."

Wine Details

  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • Appellation Chianti Classico

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Previous Vintage Rating

93
2012 James Suckling
93
2012 Antonio Galloni, Vinous
92
2012 Wine Enthusiast
93
2013 James Suckling
91+
2013 Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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