11 reviews were found
Earth & Spicy
Misleading! Normally the quality progression for chianti is Chianti, Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva. This wine is just a chianti, nothing more. Pretty thin and rough. A real disappointment.
Unlike the critical acclaim we never found much to get excited about with this wine. It is big and bold but not in a good way. With a grilled New York strip it was overpowering even after being open for more than an hour and a half.
The nose greets you with a lovely dried cherries bouquet. The style is restrained elegance. Good acid balance makes for an outstanding food wine. Sangiovese at its best!
In the glass the wine is deep purple with legs that stain the crystal. The nose is brash and the wine is not well balanced.