A venerable Chianti showing rich fruit and lively aromatics. 80% Sangiovese is complemented by 20% Merlot and careful oak aging. Age-worthy, but can be enjoyed now with roasted meats and bean dishes.
Dense ruby red in color. The nose is fruity and dense with the scents of rich red berries, spice and toasted notes. Well-knit structure with a smooth attack. Pitch perfect balance of tannins and acidity.
"Shows lots of blackberry and floral aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Needs some time to come together. The first riserva from this producer. Best after 2008. 500 cases made. "
"The 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva possesses a more intense profile of dark cherries, plums, smokiness, toasted oak and spices. There is good complexity and length here, if not quite the generosity I would have expected in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014.
The Wine Advocate