Ruby red appearance with rich, intense tones. Spicy nose with floral notes and hints of wild berry (red and black), accompanied by mineral impressions and light toasted notes. Spice re-appears on the palate, which displays firm but supple tannins, and the finale is vigorous and taut. Overall, the wine is compelling for its flavor-rich mid-palate and supporting acidity.
"The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva possess wonderful
depth in its black cherries, licorice, tar, smoke and leather... Smoke, incense and licorce reappear on
the juicy finish. A powerful vein of intense minerality
gives the wine its center.
The Wine Advocate