Deep, attractive ruby red color. Elegantly fruity nose, with marked scents of wild red berries foregrounding nuances of mixed spices. The palate, too, shows excellent fruit supported by judicious tannins. Lengthy finish.
The Riserva is sourced from 50+ year old vineyards. Starting in the1980s, the vineyards were re-trained and reorganized to exploit the relationship between the variety and the soil.
"The 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva is simply beautiful. Everything is in gorgeous balance as dark cherries, plums, violets and spices come together in a fresh, vibrant expression of Sangiovese. The wine is singing today, but it will be even more delicious in another year or two. The Chianti Classico spent 16 months in French oak, 40% of which was new. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2021. "
The Wine Advocate