Chianti Classico Riserva 1998 has an intense ruby colour. Its aroma is packed with berry fruit and flowery overtones, harmoniously woven with a spicy-vanilla note from the wood. The taste is rich and full-bodied. The acidity is well balanced and the fruity aftertaste is persistent. Already delicious, it will improve for many years under good cellar conditions.
The Chianti Classico Riserva is best enjoyed with red meats and game, but it is also a perfect match for aged cheeses. A Riserva will be at its best if served at room temperature and uncorked two hours before serving, allowing the wine to breath. Serve at 65°F.