Chianti Classico Connection, 2021 Preview. The value of digital, the growth of the first four months and the arrival of the Chianti Classico Card

Due to the world pandemic the Chianti Classico Collection this year was transformed into the Chianti Classico Connection and digitally presented the wines in five major cities around the world.

The virus has definitely complicated the possibility of connections but the idea of ​​an active and far-sighted consortium like the historic Gallo Nero to present the new vintages digitally using a new format has certainly proved to be a winner.

The cities chosen for this first time adventure were Chicago, New York, London, Monaco and Tokyo, it’s not over yet and the Connection will finally close in Tokyo on the 30th of June.

Together these markets represent 70% of the consumption of Chianti Classico in the world, it is really too important to talk about the new vintages and allow them to taste the different nuances of the vintages even from a distance.

However, regarding the tastings by journalists and wine professionals from all over Italy the tasting format was revised in order to limit any possible contact or contagion and perform the tastings in complete safety.

This year the theatre holding the most waited for event of the year for lovers of Gallo Nero was the Chiostro Grande in the Museum of Santa Maria Novella, a symbolic location from the Renaissance period.

According to Giovanni Manetti, the President of the Chianti Classico Consortium, the union between innovation and tradition is the key to confronting the post-pandemic situation and the way to directly conquer new markets.

Hybrid events ensure maximum safety and multiply the possibility of winegrowers to interact and interface with the markets.

Recently closed the quarter was recorded a + 31% compared to the end of the previous year. A desirable data specifies the president who is instead struck and decidedly impressed as others in the denomination for exceeding with these data even the same reference period recorded in 2019.

Chianti Classico is exported to 150 countries around the world and is synonymous with the guarantee of excellence.

Recognized a few weeks by the European Court the value of the Black Rooster as a symbol of the Chianti Classico appellation, the appellation can finally breathe a sigh of relief after the 61 defenses it had to present to protect its image. Giovanni Manetti himself thanks in the press release the first 33 winemakers who conceived the Gallo Nero brand still solid and with a decidedly powerful figurative power.

An upcoming novelty in terms of communication simplification: 11 Cartographic Units identified will allow us to talk about the geology of the territory and bring new consumers increasingly attentive to the geographical and pedological characteristics rather than the technical details of aging. It is the territory that makes the difference.

In addition, an idea once again born in this forced closure, the Chianti Classico Card, a real passe-partout that opens all the doors to the world of the Black Rooster. Over 200 taste experiences in 100 wineries in the area, from tastings to stays, from picnics to visits to museums, passing through the discovery of architectural and artistic treasures of the Bel Paese. It works in points or better to say “Black Roosters” symbol of the denomination. The different experiences will have a value of 1,2 or 3 Gauls. It works in points or better to say “Black Roosters” symbol of the denomination. For online purchase it will be possible to search for it on card.chianticlassico.com and on the Chianti Classico Card App.

There were over 400 labels at the tasting and 10,000 bottles ready to be un-corked. The main focus for WinesCritic.com was, without a doubt, that of the 2019 Chianti Classico and the 2018 Gran Selezione.

The 2019 is a pleasurable vintage, a classic in the zones which make up the Chianti Classico area. A mild and dry winter and spring allowed normal germination. The rain in the second half of spring allowed regular growth of the berries, hence they were able to confront a hot but not torrid summer. The quantity was also excellent, in-line with what was expected from the specifications. No problems during the harvest with many windows of stationary weather and beautiful days. The slightly late vegetative cycle was reminiscent of the great vintages of the ‘80’s.

The 2018 vintage was decidedly more difficult. Characterised by a period of high humidity seeing a cold winter with snow in the second half and a rainy spring. Days alternating between sunny and rainy gave more than a little worry to the winegrowers who love easier vintages. Maybe it was the difficulties in managing the vines which made the difference and allowed the winegrowers who could harvest later with healthy grapes on the vine to produce extremely precious wines with a high level of workmanship.

Fresh wines, good acidity levels with fine, mature tannins characterise the tasting showing a discreet structure and pleasant smoothness.

Between the tastings at the Chianti Classico Consortium, with the producers and the Tuscan previews 350 wines from the Chianti Classico domination were tasted, an important record which we hope to beat next year.

The tasting at Barone Ricasoli on 7 May 2021 affirms the supremacy of Ceniprimo and Roncicone and highlights the growth of Torricella, the pure Chardonnay produced in the municipality of Gaiole.

Yet again, as happened previously in the 2016 vintage, the wines produced by Barone Ricasoli dominated the scene.

Ceniprimo and Roncicone, the territorial selections of the zone so strongly desired by Francesco Ricasoli over 15 years ago, were the best expressions in the tasting.

Pliocene terrains of a fluvial nature, rich in sand in the first instance and land made up of marine marl with fossil deposits in the case of Roncicone produced elegance and freshness. The perfect maturation of the grapes meant the grapes came in with a pH close to 3.3, an incredibly important parameter for the gustatory balance and the aging over time.

Also the quality presented by Mazzei came very close, with different territorial expressions, the three Gran Selezione Vicoregio 36, Castello Fonterutoliand Badiòla are splendid expressions produced from three different areas: Castelnuovo Berardenga, Castellina and Radda, anticipating the zoning that will happen shortly.

Super performance from Tenuta di Arceno who presented a Gran Selezione of great interest for its power, precision and execution.

Bindi Sergardi, Poggerino, Castello di Ama, Fontodi and Gagliole are solid and structured and they will come out in their different expressions produced over different months.

Following are all the tasting notes automatically generated by the system in score and alphabetical order. You can download the recognition certification on the following link:https://mmt.winescritic.com/findVini.php

Red Wines

Producer Denomination Wine Vintage Score Type
Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Ceniprimo Gran Selezione 2018 99 Red

Energy to sell and a purity of soul opens the way to a remarkable quantity of notes which are reminiscent of hibiscus flowers, wet geranuims, calendula, pressed lavander and wild violet. There’s more in the dark profile in the background, swinging between wild blackberries, black plums and fondant chocolate. Medium to full bodied, juicy and vibrant on the centre palate and onwards in the search for an impressive vertical lenthening, pure synergy between the acidic and polyphenolic parts. Only 6000 bottles produced. Better from 2023.

Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Roncicone Gran Selezione 2018 98 Red

The essential style is betrayed by the contact with the fine lees generating a complex and multiformed wine on the nose from the extraordinary 2018 Chianti Classico vintage, particularly from Gaiole. The elegance of crushed blueberries gives background to the gentle notes of geranuims, hibiscus flowers and magnolia. Alternating in the background are nuances of cedar and salted caramel with cocoa powder. Medium to full bodied, perfectly integrated tannins and a savoury, uni-directional finale, extremely modern with the beauty of the fruit and the drinkability of a great Sangiovese. Only 6000 bottles produced. Drink now or hold.

Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Colledilà Gran Selezione 2018 97 Red

Mature and enveloping, giving the pleasurable Bohemian authority of crushed red flowers, sandalwood, hot crushed stone, toasted hazelnuts and sweet amaretto. There’s more in the background with mediterranean notes of juniper berries and fresh marjoram. Full bodied, velvety tannins, rounded and decidedly kind on the palate and a luminous, intact finale from the centre palate onwards. Better from 2022. Only 12000 bottles produced.

Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio Gran Selezione 2018 97 Red

A genuine expression of full, enveloping fruit giving pleasure with notes of cherry, mandarin rind, rose petals, dog rose and mulberry. In the background nuances of wisteria and sea salt give complexity to the matrix. Full bodied, silky, fine grain tannins that follow a pleasurable direction to the summit of the sip and a thin tense finale, typical of the great Sangiovese grown at altitude. Better from 2023.

Mazzei Chianti Classico Vicoregio 36 Gran Selezione 2018 97 Red

The primary profile of this solid Sangiovese is at times balsamic, giving a sensorial fullness with scents of black plums, wild blackberries, dog rose, burnt citrus, bergamot and walnut shells. Medium bodied, perfectly blended polymerized tannins and a radiant, essential finale showing quality in every sip. Exceptional in the fragrance of the fruit and the harmony, intriguing drinkability.

Mazzei Chianti Classico Badiòla Gran Selezione 2018 97 Red

Eccentric and vibrant in its dynamic and luminous sensory profile giving a myriad of scents reminiscent of cherries, orange blossom, lemon rind, lime flowers and jasmine. In the background calendula and crushed stalks give depth and sensory harmony. Full bodied, refined tannins and an extremely beautiful finale. Best from 2023.

Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Strada al Sasso Gran Selezione 2018 97 Red

The impressive sensory quality imposes a deep matrix, rich in identity with mixed floral and fruity scents of lavander, violet, agapanthus, magnolia, orange blossom, blue plums, crushed blueberries and hot white stone. Full bodied, silky tannins, enveloping but not bullying they distend with a pleasurable bite over the centre palate creating length and persistency. A phenominum. Impossible to resist but better from 2023.

Mazzei Chianti Classico Castello Fonterutoli Gran Selezione 2018 96 Red

Cherry, morello cherry, wild violet and sliced lime are the primary scents which animate the sensory scene. Alternating citrusy notes of lime, grapefruit and bergamot gladden the senses before the first sip. Medium bodied, tannins of excellent workmanship, refined and perfectly mature and a medium to long and luminous finale. Better from 2023.

Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Vigneto Il Poggio Gran Selezione 2016 96 Red

Extremely fascinating showing notes of mixed red flowers, prunes, cherries, lemon juice, lime blossom, chopped almonds and jasmine. In the background the nuances of grapefruit and fondant chocolate describe the secondary profile. Full bodied, perfectly polymerized rounded tannins with no edges and a harmonic finale that is decidedly captivating and delicious. Drink now or age.

Fontodi Chianti Classico Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione 2018 96 Red

Mature and concentrated in the primary profile showing notes of plums, raspberries, blackberries, plums, agapanthus flowers and rose petals. The shades of orange are pleasurable and give character to the matrix with hints of sliced lime and mandarin juice. Full bodied, soft, well matured tannins and a sliding finale of medium to long persistency. Better from 2023.

San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico Le Baròncole Riserva 2018 96 Red

Extremely brilliant and decisive in the primary profile, immediately hitting out with crunchy notes of blackcurrent, raspberry, wild strawberry, lemon rind, rose petals and grapefruit juice. In the background white pepper and pink grapefruit describe the secondary matrix. Medium to full bodied, soft and enveloping in every sip with an elegant and decidedly graceful closure. A splendid expression of ‘Made in Gaiole in Chianti’. Better from 2023.

Bindi Sergardi Chianti Classico Calidonia Riserva 2016 96 Red

Delightful on the nose with gentle notes of passion flower, lavender, hibiscus, rose petals and grapefruit juice. Medium bodied, perfectly extracted tannins, tasty and fine textured and a radiant, essential finale. What style! Drink now or hold.

Poggerino Chianti Classico Bugialla Riserva 2018 96 Red

Extremely fascinating, immediately gripping thanks to a sensory profile that gives notes of wet violets, agapanthus flowers, blue plums, white pepper, melted chocolate and chopped almonds. Full bodied, silky tannins and a warm, enveloping finale. Better from 2022.

Principe Corsini Chianti Classico Zac Gran Selezione 2018 96 Red

Mature and decisive in the open profile giving multiforms of beauty with notes of acacia flowers, black plums, sandalwood, cumin, white pepper and dates. In the background the nuances of figs and bergamot enhance the intriguing secondary scene, very difficult to replicate. Full bodied, perfectly mature tannins, well polymerized and silky and an iconic finale, the son of beauty and precise execution. Zac which is dedicated to Aunt Anna Corsini continues to grow and support the great vintage produced in 2016. Better from 2023.

Castello di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo Gran Selezione 2018 96 Red

Elegant and refined offering a deep profile rich with lavender, agapanthus flowers, mediterranean bush, myrtle, cassis and wild violets. Full bodied, well smoothed, very fine grained tannins and an incredibly graceful, solid finale. Fantastic. Drink now or hold.

Fontodi Chianti Classico Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione 2018 96 Red

Strong and decidedly structured in the primary profile with alternating notes of black plums and blackberries, cassis, wild myrtle and black pepper. Full bodied with a very pleasurable balanced structure and a hot, spicy finale guaranteeing your return to the glass. Already delicious but better from 2023.

San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico Le Baròncole Riserva 2018 96 Red

Solid and performing in the glass offering notes of red plums, sour cherries, lavender flowers and hibiscus. In the background green mandarin and bergamot intertwine augmenting the complexity. Full bodied, rounded and enveloping, rich and decidedly brilliant on the palate and a compressed finale that needs time to lengthen. Better from 2024.

Gagliole Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 96 Red

Mature and full of sensory expression alternating strawberries with notes of red plums, blackcurrants, pomegranate, hard cherries and blood orange juice. The background of a dusty nature contributes towards making a more attractive matrix. Medium bodied, extremely polymerized tannins of an almost silky nature and a clear, radiant finale that exites with every sip and draws us back to the glass. A Chianti Classico phenomenon. Drink now or hold.

Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 96 Red

Impenetrable in colour, emerging from the purplish reflexes are scents of black plums, blackberries, wild myrtle, cinnamon, juniper berries and green peppers. In the background the light opalescence given by resting on both large and fine lees makes it more attractive and will protect it over time. Full bodied, velvety tannins and an incredibly radiant, essential finale, definitive and progressive. Fantastic now but will be better from 2023 onwards.

Gagliole Chianti Classico Gallule Gran Selezione 2018 96 Red

The initial sweet impostation slightly covers the fruity hints of plums and strawberries and leaves room for a pressing progression of icing sugar and white chocolate. Over time red berried fruits and citrus emerge giving freshness to the matrix diluting the primary character. Medium bodied, tannins extremely well smoothed by the polymerization of the wood and an enveloping, harmonic finale which is really hard to resist. Better from 2023.

Mazzei Chianti Classico Castello Fonterutoli Gran Selezione 2018 96 Red

Slightly timid on the nose but slowly, over time, the scents of cherries, peach flowers, lemon rind and lime emerge. Medium bodied, soft and lightly pronounced tannins and a finale of good drinkability, thin but composed. Drink now.

Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico Stielle Gran Selezione 2017 95 Red

Mature and fulfilling staying fresh and balsamic joining the red plums and wild strawberries with scents of green tea leaves, rose petals, grapefruit juice and lime. A blunt and authentic Sangiovese that is elegant, lively and concentrated on the nose. Medium to full bodied, harmonic and balanced, remains slender but by no means banal and the beauty of every sip recalls us to the glass. Drink now.

Castello di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo Gran Selezione 2017 95 Red

A lot of red flowers, blue plums, almond blossom and gentian dominate the primary scene of this young Gran Selezione. The luminous background alternates between mandarin rind and lime blossom. Full bodied, a well balanced, pleasurable and compact structure and a precise, vibrant finale. Better from 2022.

Tolaini Chianti Classico Vigna Montebello Sette Gran Selezione 2017 95 Red

Warm and enveloping showing a sensory fullness and a large, complex profile with scents of red plums, dates, gentian, ripe strawberries, almonds and white chocolate. In the background a lot of sour cherries and black cherry liqueur dominate the secondary scene. Full bodied, perfectly mature tannins and a finale of a balanced, smooth nature, juicy and radiant. What can be said? A truly great Gran Selezione. Drink now or hold.

Castello di Bibbione Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 95 Red

Classic and extremely precise in the primary scene with alternating notes of sour cherries, black plums, blackberries, cinnamon powder, sandalwood and cumin. Complex and spicy with a full body, tannins perfectly mature and well smoothed and a graceful, harmonic finale that would have few rivals in terms of the search for excellence. Drink now or hold.

Riecine Chianti Classico 2019 95 Red

Extremely captivating offering notes of slightly un-ripe cherries, raspberries, wisteria flowers and agapanthus. A lot of citrusy energy in the background giving hints of powdered coconut and bergamot. Medium bodied, soft, well extracted tannins and a luminous, fragrant finale. Drink now.

Solatione Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 95 Red

Pure ink in the glass, a solid, performing Riserva that exults in the dark scents of tea leaves, blackberries, plums, incense and wet asphalt. Full bodied, juicy and centred showing perfectly mature tannins and a balance and freshness few can reach. Hats off to a masterpiece of Italian enology. Drink now or hold.

Renzo Marinai Chianti Classico 2018 95 Red

Deep and really intense in the primary profile with alternating notes of black plums, blackberries, cardamom, black pepper and incense. Medium to full bodied, slim and vibrant on the palate with a high quality of fruit and a modern vision of an elegant wine that unfolds in its progression and verticality. Wow, a great expression of the 2018 vintage in Panzano. Better from 2023.

Castello di Radda Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 95 Red

Big and attractive offering a sexy profile rich in white magnolia flowers, elderflowers and lime well blended with grapefruit juice, mandarin rind and dried cherries. Medium to full bodied, juicy and gripping, on the palate it shows a powerful smoothness, decidedly elegant and snobbish. Fantastic. Drink now or hold.

Setriolo Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 95 Red

Intense and decidedly extracted in the polyphonelic profile, a beautiful perfomance with mixed floral and fruity scents of wild violet, wet hibiscus, blue plums, blueberry juice, camphor and jasmine. Full bodied, perfectly mature tannins of a velvety nature and a big, enveloping finale that is loveable thanks to the natural sweetness of the tannins in the matrix and to their perfect extraction in the winery. Pure joy. Drink now or hold.

Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Berardo Riserva 2016 95 Red

Radiant and essential, alternating between the beauty of mandarin blossom to notes of cut stalks, calendula and ginseng root. Medium to full bodied, distended and pleasurable to sip showing a clear finale of natural beauty. Drink now.

Riecine Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 95 Red

Bohemian and decidedly wild is the primary nature of this Sangiovese giving notes of red plums, black tea leaves, sandalwood, incense and sweet black cherries. In the background there’s a lot of rich energy with exotic hints of bergamot, lime and crushed amaretto. Full bodied, smoothed tannins of a silky nature on the palate and a finale of pure class and elegance that in a delicately powerful way closes hot and spicy with an incandescent return. Better from 2023.

Caparsa Chianti Classico Doccio a Matteo Riserva 2016 95 Red

Big and enveloping giving immediate pleasure in the vibrant sensory picture that is rich with sour cherries, wild un-ripe strawberries, crumbled plaster, withered jasmine and wet lavender. Full bodied, juicy and brilliant on the palate showing the greatness of the terroir and the correct interpretation of a slightly early harvest. The tannins are mature and slightly rustic giving dynamism and tension and the finale is vertical, one of the freshest and sharp in the tasting. Exceptional now but will be better from 2023.

Terreno Chianti Classico Sillano Riserva 2017 95 Red

Slightly opaque in the primary profile giving notes of black plums, olives, wet tea leaves and hot stone. It opens over time in the glass and offers hints of blood orange, ink and nutmeg. Full bodied, savoury, perfectly linear tannins and a graceful and snappy that closes this beautiful expression of a Riserva made in Chianti Classico in a really modern way.

Bibbiano Chianti Classico Vigne di Montornello Gran Selezione 2018 95 Red

Solid and centred offering notes of black plums, blackberries, roasted coffee and sweet black cherries. Full bodied, rigid tannins which will distend over time and a finale of notable progression and stretch. Better from 2023.

Querceto di Castellina Chianti Classico Sei Gran Selezione 2018 95 Red

Dense and compact in the sensory profile in an unbreakable manner, revealing the importance and impact of the noble wood that perfectly combines with the quality of the matrix which tells of black plums, blackberries, fondant chocolate, walnuts and toasted hazelnuts. In the background vanilla dominates the secondary scene. Medium bodied, soft, enveloping tannins with a little bite and an elegant finale unlike many others. Better from 2024.

Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 95 Red

Fresh and fragrant on the nose showing citrusy notes of mandarin juice, grapefruit rind, pomelo, sliced lime and crushed lemon blossom. In the background a lot of ripe cherry dominates the secondary scene. Full bodied, juicy and centred giving grace and harmony in each sip and offering a kind finale that brushes the palate. Wow, one of the best Riserva 2017 made in Chianti Classico. Better from 2021 to 2030.

Monteraponi Chianti Classico Il Campitello Riserva 2018 95 Red

Extremely captivating, shiny and vibrant in the floral notes which give immediate pleasure with hints of jasmine, magnolia, hawthorne, cassis and wild myrtle. In the background the mediterranean mark confirms the quality guarantee. Full bodied, defined tannins, soft and delicate on the palate and a medium to long finale. What class! Drink now or hold.

Castelli del Grevepesa Chianti Classico Castelgreve Riserva 2018 95 Red

Profound and complex this Riserva shows muscle and character with notes of black plums, blackberries, hot asphalt, sweet black cherries and very delicate cherry. In the background nuances of lemon blossom and lime dominate the secondary scene. Full bodied, harmonic and balanced on the palate with well rounded tannins, giving a dynamic and modern finale. Drink now or hold.

Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Il Poggiale Riserva 2018 95 Red

Fresh and balsamic giving pleasure with its floral notes of hibiscus, agapanthus, dried cherries and very delicate toasted hazelnuts. Medium to full bodied, perfectly extracted and polymerized tannins and a finale of medium to long progression that shows tension and character. The right amount of contribution from new wood. Better from 2023.

Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Riserva di Fizzano Single Vineyard Gran Selezione 2018 95 Red

Solid and centred showing energy and character in the fruity profile, rich with black plums, wild myrtle, cumin, white pepper and hot crumbled stone. In the background the slight riduction is well integrated and will go away with time but also protects the matrix from oxygen. Full bodied.perfectly polymerized fine grain tannins in the matrix and an authoritative finale, rich in gustatory beauty. Drink now or hold.

Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico Vigneto San Marcellino Gran Selezione 2016 95 Red

Captivating and attractive in its feminine matrix loaded with floral notes of wild violet, lavender, flowering hydrangeas, hyacinth and sour cherry. There’s more in the background with notes of magnolia, jasmine and acacia. Full bodied, strong and structured on the palate showing grip and tension thanks to the slightly astingent fine grain tannins and a vertical finale, decidedly sharp. Better from 2024.

Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Vigna Contessa Luisa Gran Selezione 2018 94 Red

The balsamic part gives freshness and is the correct interpretation of the mediterranean vintage in its scents of unripe red plums blended with wild myrtle, thyme, peppermint and green tea leaves. Full bodied, fine quality rounded tannins and a balanced, harmonic finale. Better from 2022.

Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Casi Gran Selezione 2017 94 Red

Fresh and essential offering a floral profile of hibiscus, lavender and agapanthus, slightly shy on the first impact. In the background the noble magnolia blends with nuances of jasmine and icing sugar. Medium bodied, tannins rounded, sweet in their fine quality and elegant and a harmonic, balanced finale which is enhanced sip after sip. Delicious now.

Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico La Prima Gran Selezione 2017 94 Red

Mature and very compact in the glass this young Gran Selezione shows a dark profile rich with blackberries, sour cherries, slightly dried red plums and toasted pine-nuts. Full bodied, soft tannins of a velvety nature and a solid, dense finale which brings to mind the very hot vintage but nothing takes away the style and drinkability of this radiant, vibrant wine. Better from 2023.

Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Poggiarso Gran Selezione 2017 94 Red

Very pronounced on the nose and well extended with mixed black and blue notes revealing hints of plums, blackberries, liquorice, violets and pressed must. Full bodied, velvety tannins and a high quality finale, radiant and essential. Drink now or hold.

Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio Riserva 2018 94 Red

Solid and compact in the sensory profile showing lively notes of sour cherries, mulberry, hard cherries, cloves and cinnamon powder. Spicy and intriguing, full bodied on the palate, velvety tannins and a creamy, likeable finale that everyone could agree on sip after sip. A classic Riserva immediately giving remarkable drinkability. Drink now or hold.

Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016 94 Red

What style! Noble and performing showing a sensory profile that is truly the son of the terroir and knowledge. The scents of slightly un-ripe wild strawberries blend with gentian, sweet caramel, red plums, blackcurrants and pomegranate. Medium to full bodied, fine grain, velvety tannins and an intact, vibrant finale. Drink now or hold.

Terre di Melazzano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015 94 Red

Classic and well opened perfumes giving notes of red plums, strawberry, grapefruit juice and lemon blossom. Full bodied, essential and centred on the palate showing grace and quality in a uni-directional sip. Classic and harmonic. Drink now.

Capannelle Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015 94 Red

Slightly opaque it reveals itself slowly in the glass in the primary scene that is rich and dark with black plums, wet tea leaves, bergamot and lichi. Medium to full bodied, fine quality smooth tannins and a finale with progression and volume combining well. Drink now.

Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico 2019 94 Red

Made without fear of contact on the fine lees of this young Chianti Classico showing sensory power and character. The primary scents of sour cherries, orange blossom, wild strawberries and cloves blend with hints of lime and pink grapefruit. Full bodied, juicy and delicious on the palate giving a more than pleasurable sip, important yet not demanding. Delicious right away but better from 2022.

Brancaia Chianti Classico 2019 94 Red

Elegant and refined offering notes of orange blossom, chamomile, linden, cut lime and calendula. Medium bodied, tannins solid and well extracted and a finale well ditended and homogenous during its progression. What class! Drink now.

Famiglia Nunzi Conti Chianti Classico 2019 94 Red

Elegant and slightly snobbish in its profile giving floral power in scents of lavender, hibiscus, hyacinth, calendula and magnolia. There’s more in the background with notes of ripe strawberries and crumbled plaster. Medium bodied, extremely defined and fine tannins and a superb finale that lights up on the centre palate. Beauty and grace describing an essential wine that will come out over time. Drink now or hold.

Istine Chianti Classico Casanova dell’Aia 2018 94 Red

Alive and intense giving a remarkably beautiful profile that in a strong but wise manner gives hints of sour cherries, wild strawberries, white chocolate, blueberry juice and crumbled plaster. Full bodied, persuasive tannins well blended in the matrix and a hot, enveloping finale that unites the horizontal and vertical profiles. Better from 2022.

Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Montebuoni 2018 94 Red

The true character of Sangiovese comes through with beautiful notes of rose petals, pomegranate, blackcurrants, mandarin juice and linden blossom. Medium to full bodied, juicy and brilliant on the centre palate offering perfectly blended mature tannins and a luminous, graceful, performing finale. What class! One of the best Chianti Classico’s from the 2018 vintage.

Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2018 94 Red

Classic in the primary profile with alternating scents from black plums to sour cherries, cumin and white pepper. In the background there’s a lot of grace in the hints of mandarin rind, bergamot, linden and camphor. Medium bodied, well extracted light tannins and a harmonic finale with each fruity, intact sip. Delicious right away, impossible to resist! Drink now or hold.

Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 94 Red

Elegant in the classic style showing an intriguing profile, slightly cloudy which slowly reveals notes of wet geranuims, wilted hibiscus, linden, cardamom and indian spices. Over time hints of toasted hazelnuts, black prunes and cloves emerge in the glass. Medium bodied, fine grain soft tannins and a juicy, centred finale. Splendid now but better from 2023.

Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Piegaia 2018 94 Red

Deep and with a cheerful character this Chianti Classico is tinged with floral notes of hibiscus, lavender and passion-flower. There’s more in the blue profile in the background with plums and blueberry juice. Full bodied, perfectly polymerized fine tannins and a juicy, centred finale giving pleasure in every sip. Irresistable. Better from 2023.

Piemaggio Chianti Classico Le Fioraie Riserva 2016 94 Red

Mature and shining in the sensory profile with alternating notes of strawberries, red plums, confectioners cream, dates, figs and wet red flowers. In the background blackcurrants and pomegranate dominate the secondary scene. Full bodied, fine grain velvety tannins and a noble finale with great modern vision. Drink now or hold.

San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico 2019 94 Red

Precise and brilliant in the primary matrix showing notes of cherry, red flowers, lemon rind, hawthorne flowers, linden and magnolia. Medium to full bodied, precise, perfectly mature tanninswith bite and a radiant, progressive finale that lights up the centre palate. Better from 2022.

Terreno Chianti Classico A Sofia 2016 94 Red

Incandescent on the nose showing energy and character with scents of linden, elderflower, helichrysium, geraniums, mandarin juice and bergamot. Meduim bodied, light tannins which make up the skeleton of this Chianti Classico and a compact finale hard to scratch. Delicious now it could continue to age in the best possible way.

Lanciola Chianti Classico Le Masse di Greve 2016 94 Red

Lively and attractive it’s a Chianti Classico that stays young and dynamic in the floral profile, gracefully rich. The scents of the yellow flowers of calendula, juniper and helichrysium dominate the primary scene and blend well with the hints of pumpkin, wolted rose petals and hot stone. Medium bodied, delicate tannins well blended in the matrix and a finale of incredible taste. Difficult to resist. Drink now or hold.

Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico Nerento Gran Selezione 2013 94 Red

Captivating and extremely complex on the nose, alternating in a sincere and sharp manner notes of black plums, olives, marjoram, cloves and white pepper. Full bodied, softly structured and enveloping and a composed finale, rich in material and drinkability. Delicious now but could age in the best of ways.

Villa Montepaldi Chianti Classico Tagliafune 2016 94 Red

Fragrant on the first impact albeit slightly hot in the primary profile this young Chianti Classico shows notes of ripe strawberries, red plums, camphor and blood orange. Full bodied, distended and strong, offering a fulfilling taste, rich on the attack right up until the solid, compact finale. Delicious now.

Poggerino Chianti Classico 2019 94 Red

Lively and decidedly deep in the sensory profile giving a wide floral range made up of rose petals, lavender, hibiscus, hyacinth and wet violet. Full bodied, tannins extremely well smoothed, precise and mature and a finale of medium persistency, balanced and truly pleasant at every sip. Drink now.

Villa Montepaldi Chianti Classico Tagliafune Riserva 2015 94 Red

Mature and essential giving notes of wild strawberries, black plums, incense and marjoram. Full bodied, solid and compact offering velvety tannins and a finale that in a progressive way closes with a climax of tension. Drink now or hold.

Querciabella Chianti Classico 2018 94 Red

Sexy and intriguing showing a thousand hints in the glass of notes of floral notes of hyacinth, lavender, iris, magnolia, rose petals and lemon blossom. There’s more in the elegance of the background which conceals a trio of sensory notes, alternating between hibiscus to scents of lily and crushed dog rose. Medium to full bodied, soft and juicy structure on the palate and a fresh, smooth finale sip after sip. A great feeling. Drink now.

Fattoria di Montecchio Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 94 Red

Fresh and vibrant in the sensory profile giving pleasure to the palate thanks to the intact taste rich with red fruits that bring to mind blackcurrants, raspberries, un-ripe wild strawberries, grapefruit juice and sliced limes. Medium to full bodied, velvety tannins and a richly pleasant finale. Drink now.

Melini Chianti Classico Vigneti La Selvanella Riserva 2016 94 Red

Wild and rebellious in the sensory profile giving hints of lichi, rhubarb, black pepper, hot asphalt and incense. Full bodied, velvety tannins and a solid, compact finale. Pure magic in the glass for drinkability and the right strength in the glass with perfect polyphenolic extraction. Drink now or hold.

Renzo Marinai Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 94 Red

Mature and luminous in the sensort profile offering mixed floral and fruit notes of pressed lavender, wild violet, wet geraniums and cloves. Medium to full bodied, rounded tannins with a decided attack on the palate and a tight, vertical finale that needs time to lengthen. Drink now.

Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico 2019 94 Red

Powerful and extremely deep on the nose showing a profile rich in scents of black plums, wild blackberries, dates, toasted pine-nuts, cocoa powder and black pepper. Full bodied, solid and structured on the palate with biting tannins and a finale in the modern mold, strong and elegant. Better from 2023.

San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico 2019 94 Red

Very powerful on the nose offering notes of black plums, wild blackberries, wild myrtle, cassis and cloves. In the background the nuances of mandarin rind and lemon blossom dominate the secondary scene. Full bodied, solid and compact offering the compressed palate a remarkable workmanship thanks to the well polymerized fine grain tannins but also from the progressive push from the central palate and onwards. Better from 2023.

Tenuta Poggio ai Mandorli Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 94 Red

Fragrant and rich in small red berry fruits with notes of blackcurrants, raspberries, pomegranate and mandarin juice. Full bodied, perfectly polymerized sweet tannins and a finale full of juiciness and passion. Drink now or hold.

Principe Corsini Chianti Classico Villa Le Corti Don Tommaso Gran Selezione 2018 94 Red

Deep and extremely sensual showing notes of wild blackberries, black plums, cinnamon powder, gun-powder, graphite, wilted linden and sweet black cherries. In the background the nuances of pink grapefruit and mandarin rind describe the secondary scene. Medium to full bodied, perfectly mature tannins and a delicious finale which demands a return to the glass. Better from 2022.

Monteraponi Chianti Classico 2019 94 Red

Mature and powerful on the nose offering notes of strawberries and hard cherries blended with scents of sour cherries and melted caramel. Full bodied, rounded tannins and a finale of medium slide, solid in every sip. Drink now.

Famiglia Nunzi Conti Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 94 Red

Red fruits of blackcurrants, raspberries, and a lot of citrus with hints of lemon blossom and drops of bergamot. Medium bodied, lightly extracted soft tannins and a juicy, vibrant finale. Drink now.

Casale dello Sparviero Chianti Classico Paronza Gran Selezione 2018 94 Red

Clear, precise and essential offering notes of geranium, sour cherry, liquorice and dates. Medium to full bodied, light tannins that are kind on the palate and well made and a finale which is clear and of a most pleasurable expressiveness. Better from 2022.

Valiano Chianti Classico Valiano 6.38 Gran Selezione 2018 94 Red

Rdiant and essential offering notes of blue plums, crushed blueberries and a lot of lavender. In the background the notes of lemon juice dominate the secondary scene. Full bodied, extremely soft and enveloping tannins and a finale that plays with a gustatory equilibrium. How lovely. Drink now or hold.

Valiano Chianti Classico San Lazzaro Gran Selezione 2018 94 Red

Mature and well pronounced in the sensory profile showing notes of strawberries, red plums, vanilla and toasted hazelnuts. Full bodied, well smoothed tannins and a balanced finale, very delicate in every sip. Only 4000 bottles produced. Better from 2022.

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Il Margone Gran Selezione 2018 94 Red

Precise and radiant, hitting the reader with notes of cherries, sour cherries, cassis, raspberries and pomegranate. Full bodied, well integrated fine grain tannins and a finale that will exalt over time but is already solid and performing. Better from 2023.

Caparsa Chianti Classico Caparsino Riserva 2017 94 Red

Luminous and rich in the sensory profile offering notes of white magnolia flowers, jasmine and elderflowers blended with hints of lime and crushed lemon blossom. Medium to full bodied, a harmonic and balanced structure with well integrated fine tannins and a graceful, dynamic finale. Essential beauty. Drink now.

Viticcio Chianti Classico Prunaio Gran Selezione 2016 94 Red

Rich in energy and character showing an elegant sensory profile rich in hints which touch different fields. The red hibiscus flowers and geraniums blend with notes of sweet caramel, hot stone, black tea leaves and white pepper. Full bodied, soft and enveloping on the palate showing perfectly velvety tannins and a centred finale in perfect synchrony with the constituent components. Drink now or hold.

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Coltassala Gran Selezione 2018 94 Red

Radiant and essential, offering notes of wet geraniums, red plums, walnuts shells and white pepper. In the background the captivating nuances of green tea leaves and eucalyptus dominate the secondary scene. Medium bodied, lightly extracted soft tannins and a finale of medium length. Drink now.

Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Il Picchio Gran Selezione 2018 94 Red

Classic on the nose showing dark notes that are well blended with scents of Indian spices. A lot of black plums, wet liquorice, roast coffee and ginseng meet pressed flowers, sour cherry liqueur and cloves. Medium to full bodied, light on the palate offering soft tannins and a clear, limpid finale. Better from 2023.

Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Vigna Bastignano Gran Selezione 2018 93 Red

Profound and well matured in the intense sensory profile of sour cherries, orange juice, cinnamon powder and gun powder. A lot of black plums and tea leaves in the background dominate the base. Full bodied, tannins soft and rounded, enveloping and structured in the first part of the tasting but leans slightly in the second. Better from 2023.

Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Monna Lisa Gran Selezione 2017 93 Red

Delicate in its extraction showing notes of blackcurrants, raspberries, cut grass and wild thyme. Full bodied, well matured, rounded tannins and a slim and graceful finale which is by no means banal. A great interpretation of the very hot vintage that gives balsamic undertones in the aftertasting. Drink now.

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Il Puro Gran Selezione 2018 93 Red

Cherries, sour cherries, lemon blossom, mandarin rind and grapefruit juice are the primary scents of this young Gran Selezione. In the background there are black plums and cloves blended with pine needles which augment the complexity. Medium to full bodied, juicy and well distended on the palate offering a decidedly pleasurable sip and a radiant finale. Well done. Drink now.

Castello di Albola Chianti Classico Il Solatìo Gran Selezione 2017 93 Red

Open on the nose alternating between red hibiscus flowers to notes of toasted almonds, red orange juice and calendula. Full bodied, juicy and fragrant offering a medium to light profile, the tannins are perfectly extracted from the matrix and a graceful finale of remarkable quality. Well made. Drink now.

Tenuta di Lilliano Chianti Classico Ruspoli Gran Selezione 2017 93 Red

Raspberries, blackcurrants, dried cherries and a lot of mandarin rind are the primary scents of this solid and performing Gran Selezione. Medium to full bodied, rounded, juicy tannins and a slightly spicy finale that will give joy to the consumer. Drink now.

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Il Margone Gran Selezione 2016 93 Red

Classic and of a bohemian nature offering notes of wet red flowers, elderflower and green tea leaves. The secondary profile is slightly dusty but augments the complexity. Full bodied, well made sweet tannins and an essential finale of optimum drinkability. Drink now.

Lanciola Chianti Classico Le Masse di Greve Gran Selezione 2016 93 Red

Luminous and essential in the glass showing scents of cherries, blackcurrants and lemon rind to notes of chopped pistacchio shells and cardamom. The slightly dusty background increases the sensory quality. Full bodied, lightly extracted tannins and a smooth, harmonic finale, slim but showing enthusiasm for the terroir. Drink now.

Le Fonti di Panzano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016 93 Red

Classic and well distended with perfumes of rose petals, lemon grass, wild thyme and dries cherry this young Gran Selezione shows character and precision of execution. Full bodied, well extracted rounded tannins and a soft, enveloping finale which conceals a decidedly pleasurable subtle austerity. Better from 2022.

Dievole Chianti Classico Vigna di Sessina Gran Selezione 2016 93 Red

Elegant and floral in the primary profile offering notes of lavender, hibiscus, agapanthus and lemon grass. There’s more in the background with the luminosity of grapefruit juice and mandarin rind well blended into the matrix. Medium to full bodied, long and slender offering a good quality of fruit and a precise, delicate closing. With a little more tension and austerity it could be one of the best expressions of Chianti Classico. Better from 2022.

Borgo Casa Al Vento Chianti Classico V’Incanto Gran Selezione 2016 93 Red

Fragrant and meaty in the primary scene offering mixed notes of plums, grape must, incense and pressed white flowers. Medium to full bodied, lightly extracted rounded tannins and a finale of medium length. Drink now.

La Sala Chianti Classico Il Torriano Gran Selezione 2016 93 Red

Slightly opaque on the nose in the primary scene offering mixed notes of sour cherries, hard cherries, orange rind and white pepper. Full bodied, sweet, well matured tannins and a harmonic, balanced finale that exites at every sip. Delicious now.

Fèlsina Chianti Classico Berardenga 2019 93 Red

Sexy and extremely captivating giving pleasure with the red fruits well blended with floral hints of lavender and hibiscus. Medium bodied, slightly biting and rigid tannins that will sweeten over time and a luminous, fresh finale. Better from 2022.

Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Ama 2019 93 Red

The sensory freshness is dazzling in its’ beautiful scents of cherries, lemon blossom, lime rind and bergamot. In the background white nuances tell of the presence of magnolia and jasmine. Medium bodied, vibrant tannins and a sharp, lively finale which lights up the scene at every sip. Special one! Better from 2022.

Capraia Chianti Classico 2019 93 Red

Entertaining in it’s complexity and in the alternation between flowers, fruits, spices and the lactic profile with white tones of yoghurt and white chocolate blended together. Medium bodied, sweet tannins and a graceful finale that it’s impossible not to fall in love with. Drink now or hold.

Bindi Sergardi Chianti Classico Ser Gardo 2018 93 Red

Radiant and essential, immediately giving in the glass notes of raspberry, blackcurrant, pomegranate, mandarin juice, calendula and chamomile. Medium bodied, tannins with a light bite but present enough to make up the main skeleton and a structured, juicy finale which lights up the centre palate. Love at first sight but it will hold up over time and show the beauty of the mediterranean vintage over years to come. Drink now or hold.

Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2018 93 Red

Luminous and essential in the glass revealing notes of cherry, lemon blossom, sandalwood and walnut shells. Medium bodied, fine grain, juicy, jokey tannins and a blunt, honest finale which makes drinkability it’s primary weapon. Drink now.

Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Terre di Prenzano 2018 93 Red

Luminous and lively in the glass showing notes of blackcurrants, raspberries, pomegranate, linden flowers and lemon rind. Essential and rich in character giving complexity in the slim profile and in the quality of the mature, smooth tannins. Medium bodied, mature tannins and a direct, juicy finale. Delicious now.

Panzanello Chianti Classico 2019 93 Red

Plums, crushed blueberries, lavender and rosemary are the primary scents which fill the glass, produced from a Chianti Classico made in Panzano. Of medium to full bodied it shows extremely velvety tannins and a progressive finale which lights up the centre palate. Wow, strength and style blend perfectly with this extraordinary label. Drink now or hold.

La Sala Chianti Classico 2018 93 Red

Luminous and true giving a floral and fruity profile rich in hibiscus, raspberries, blackcurrants, cheeries and mandarin juice. Full bodied, well extracted fine tannins and a juicy, harmonic finale that excites with every sip. Drink now.

Le Regge Chianti Classico 2018 93 Red

It’s elegant and graceful with scents of blueberries, raspberries, wild strawberries, peppermint, eucalyptus and green tea leaves. Medium to full bodied, velvety tannins and a sculptured finale which closes in a precise, mediterranean manner. A high level of quality which doesn’t need opulence to show off all of it’s energy. Better from 2022.

Frescobaldi Chianti Classico Tenuta Perano 2018 93 Red

Solid and concentrated showing notes of wild blackberry, wet liquorice, fondant chocolate and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, sweet tannins and a spicy finale. There’s a lot of new wood here and it needs time to distend. An international Sangiovese that can easily compete with the great Super Tuscans. Better from 2023.

Castello di Radda Chianti Classico 2018 93 Red

Solid and perfoming in the glass with alternating notes of red plums to wild myrtle, calendula, sliced lime and dried chamomile. Medium to full bodied, mature tannins which are well distended in the matrix and a juicy finale, real and radiant. Essential beauty. Drink now or hold.

Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018 93 Red

Black plums, wet tea leaves, cumin and sandalwood are the primary scents that describe the principle soul of this young Chianti Classico which is complex and with oriental hints. Full bodied, extracted and then tamed showing a voluminous profile which is reminiscent of the structured wines that were made for aging. Better from 2023.

San Felice Chianti Classico Il Grigio Riserva 2018 93 Red

Mature and concentrated playing happily with the reduction that gives it complexity. Black plums, blackberries, eucalyptus leaves, mint and chocolate make up the primary scene. Full bodied, high quality mature tannins and a finale which unites the horizontal and vertical profiles. Better from 2022.

Castello Monterinaldi Chianti Classico 2018 93 Red

Cherries, sour cherries, wild blackberries, orange blossom, pisto napoletano and grapefruit juice are the primary scents of this young, frangrant expression of Chianti Classico. Full bodied, fine grain rounded tannins and a juicy, centred finale. Delicious now but better from 2022.

Cinciano Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 93 Red

Mature and engaging in the sensory profile showing notes of lime tree, rose petals, grapfruit, mandarin rind, chinotto and green tea leaves. Medium to full bodied, juicy and distended in the gustatory profile showing the grace and elegance on a select few can. Splendid and in it’s best form, drink now.

Vigneti di Campomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 93 Red

Wow, precise and essential showing scents of hibiscus, calendula, lemon blossom, linden, acacia and dried cherries. The peppermint gives freshness in the background and illuminates the scene. Medium to full bodied, fine grain lightly extracted tannins and a subtle, luminous finale. All the elegance of Radda in a mediterranean vintage. Drink now or hold.

Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico 2018 93 Red

Floral in the primary profile giving notes of lavender, passion flower, and hyacinth. In the background the hints of lemon and calendula dominate the secondary scene. Medium to full bodied, well matured, rounded tannins and a modern, elegant finale. Drink now or hold.

Istine Chianti Classico Vigna Cavarchione 2018 93 Red

Cherries, morello and blueberry juice dominate the primary scene blending with hints of lime and lemon rind. Medium bodied, fine grain rounded tannins and a precise, vibrant finale delicious in every sip. Beautiful and essential. Drink now or hold.

San Felice Chianti Classico Il Grigio Gran Selezione 2016 93 Red

Mature and enveloping showing notes of black plums, salted caramel, fondant chocolate and sliced lime. Medium to full bodied, well made light tannins and a sincere finale that shines at it’s best. Drink now or hold.

San Felice Chianti Classico Poggio Red Gran Selezione 2017 93 Red

Open on the nose showing notes of red plums, strawberries, sweetcorn, salted butter and marjoram. Medium to full bodied, fine grain soft tannins and a genuine, composed finale. Better from 2022.

Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2017 93 Red

Floral and well distended with the mature fruityness of wild strawberries, blackberries, and myrtle this young Chianti Classico shows a solid, compact profile. Perfectly matured tannins and a serious finale with good volume and smoothness. Well made in a difficult year. Drink now.

Villa Mangiacane Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 93 Red

Classic in the glass offering notes of wilted flowers, white almonds, white musk and mandarin rind. Medium to full bodied, vibrant on the palate, showing slightly rigid tannins and a finale of remakable persistence. Better from 2023.

Cantalici Chianti Classico Messer Ridolfo Riserva 2016 93 Red

Elegant and decidedly floral in the primary impostation with alternating notes of red plums, wet geranuims, salted caramel and tomato plant leaves. Full bodied, perfectly mature tannins and a likeable, compact finale that gives quality in every sip. Drink now or hold.

Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico Fanatico Riserva 2015 93 Red

Warm and enveloping showing notes of strawberries, red plums, blackcurrants, cassis and black pepper. Full bodied, mature, well made tannins and a composed, graceful, brilliant finale. Drink now.

Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico 2019 93 Red

Profound, intense and decidedly wild offering a direct profile rich in notes of wet flowers, hot asphalt, black olives and fondant chocolate. Slightly clouded and intriguing in the secondary profile. Full bodied, rounded tannins, extremely velvety on the attack and a decisive, vertical finale. Remarkable the tension and progressive growth of the tannic astringency from the centre palate and onwards. Better from 2023.

Solatione Chianti Classico 2015 93 Red

Impenetrable in colour and powerful in the sensory profile revealing the strength of the territory in the notes of black plums, wild blackberries, wild myrtle, cloves and black pepper. Full bodied, biting tannins that show character and give tension to the matrix and an admirably executed finale. Delicious now or will age perfectly.

Querceto di Castellina Chianti Classico L’ Aura 2019 93 Red

Radiant, fragrant, femminine and sensual in its terpenic beauty showing notes of rose petals, lemon blossom, cut limes and wet violets. Full bodied, rounded tannins very compact in each sip and a powerful finale which is sustained from the beginning of the sip through to the closure, a great incentive to return to the glass. Better from 2022.

Fattoria La Ripa Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 93 Red

Precise and essential with notes of rose petals, grapefruit juice, calendula and flowering hydrangeas. Medium bodied, very delicate light tannins and a savoury, harmonic finale which makes drinkability the primary weapon. Wow, delicious now but it will be fun to see how it evolves over the next ten years.

Viticcio Chianti Classico 2018 93 Red

Radiant and centred, exalting in the purity of the fruit with notes of crushed grape must, ripe cherries, pomegranate, blue plums and wild violets. Medium to full bodied, rounded and enveloping on the palate offering a dense, compact closure which has been well interpreted in the cool vintage in Chianti Classico. Better from 2022.

Poggio Bonelli Chianti Classico Riseva 2017 93 Red

It is decisive and dark in the primary matrix which alternates between notes of black plums, wild blackberries, cinnamon powder and hot crushed stone. Full bodied, rounded tannins and enveloping showing grip and tension and a tight, pawing finale. Better from 2023.

Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2019 93 Red

Intriguing and enveloping offering notes of red plums, sour cherries, chopped basil, white almonds and cocoa powder. In the background the the subtle reductive veil dominates the secondary scene. Full bodied, smooth and enveloping on the palate yet staying modern and dynamic in the very elegant closure. Great work. Drink now or hold.

Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico La Forra Riserva 2016 93 Red

What style in this Chianti Classico, true and classic in the highly pleasurable scents of blackcurrants, raspberries, cherries, orange blossom and lemon rind. There’s more in the spicy background with white pepper and crumbeld plaster. Medium bodied, well extracted rounded tannins and a balanced, harmonic finale. Drink now.

Riseccoli Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 93 Red

Profound and intense in the sensory prifile offering notes of wet geraniums, black plums, blackberries, burnt sage and ink blended with notes of over ripe sour cherries. Full bodied, perfectly polymerized tannins and a finale of power and class – a much sought after oxmoron. Drink now or hold.

Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 93 Red

Slightly timid on first impact, growing in the sensory profile over time in the glass. The scents of orange blossom and slightly dried red plums set the primary scene. Medium to full bodied, solid tannins with a slight bite and a finale of medium progression. Better from 2023.

Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 93 Red

Captivating and very light in the primary profile offering notes of cherries, agapanthus flowers, walnut husks and green tea leaves. Full bodied, rounded and really profound in the sip offering great smoothness and a strong skeleton that holds together all the poliphenolic components of the matrix. The finale of remarkable length is acidic and very tense. Better from 2023.

Renzo Marinai Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017 93 Red

Precise and of a floral nature alternating between rose petals and scents of geraniums, hyacinths, magnolia, raspberries and blackcurrants. Full bodied, tannins slightly agitated at the moment and a tense, vibrant finale. Better from 2023.

Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Sergio Zingarelli Gran Selezione 2017 93 Red

Very mature showing scents of black cherries, red plums, fondant chocolate and cream cheese. Full bodied, soft tannins and a hot, enveloping finale. Savoury and vibrant in the closure. Better served cooler.

Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Famiglia Zingarelli Riserva 2018 93 Red

Extremely intriguing in the mixed floral and fruity profile showing a bohemian energy with notes of pressed red flowers, raspberries, ripe blackcurrants and orange juice. Meduim to full bodied, rounded tannins and a juicy finale which both merchants and consumers will enjoy. Well made. Drink now.

Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2019 93 Red

Harmonic and balanced in the glass offering gentle notes of rose petals, grapfruit juice, rosemary and wild thyme. A lot of lime in the background. Medium to full bodied, rounded and extremely beautiful in each sip giving bite and character. Drink now.

Castello di Albola Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 93 Red

Intense in the fresh, balsamic profile immediately giving scents of cherries, slightly un-ripe wild strawberries, menthol and green tea leaves. Medium to full bodied, solid and structured, enveloping and delicious on the palate and a savoury, blunt finale. Great now.

La Sala Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 93 Red

Open and direct with brilliant colour and decidedly lively, complex on the nose with notes of black plums, sour cherries, liquorice, wild violet and cherry liqueur. Full bodied, velvety tannins and a solid, compact finale hard to scratch. Drink now.

Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 93 Red

A lot of small berried red fruits blend with notes of pressed flowers and bergamot. Full bodied, a solid, compact structure with refined tannins and a radiant, brilliant finale. Drink now.

Villa Mangiacane Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 93 Red

Open and fragrant showing beauty with the fresh floral notes of geranuimns, hydrangeas and magnolia. There’s quality in the background with hints of mandarin juice, bergamot and lemon rind. Medium bodied, well extracted mature tannins and a finale of medium length, correct and harmonic. Drink now.

Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Famiglia Zingarelli 2019 93 Red

Mature and decidedly spicy in the primary scene offering notes of black plums, blackberries and salted caramel. In the background there are intertwining hints of cumin and white pepper. Meduim bodied, remarkably pleasurable rounded tannins and a big finale that combines well the horizontal and vertical profiles. Delicious now.

San Felice Chianti Classico 2019 93 Red

Deep and of a wild nature this young Chianti Classico shows notes of black plums, sage, bay and cloves. Medium bodied, very well crafted smooth tannins and a finale of medium length, fresh and fragrant. Drink now.

Castelli del Grevepesa Chianti Classico Leone d’Oro Riserva 2017 93 Red

Intriguing and complex on the nose alternating between pressed red flowers to notes of medicinal herbs with origano, marjoram and fresh sage. Full bodied, solid on the palate showing soft tannins of a velvety nature and a finale that combines the horizontal with the vertical profiles. Better from 2023.

Le Fonti di Panzano Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 93 Red

Shiny and fragrant giving in a harmonic and decidedly elegant manner hints of cherries, wild strawberries, red plums, blackcurrants and pomegranate. Medium bodied, well extracted tannins and a harmonic, balanced finale that demands a return to the glass. One of the Riserva champions. Drink now.

Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 93 Red

Wide and well projected this young Riserva shows notes of raspberries, blackcurrants, wet flowers and sour cherries. Medium to full bodied, rounded tannins well blended in the matrix and a finale fresh and balsamic in the closure. Drink now.

Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Badia a Passignano Gran Selezione 2018 93 Red

Clean and with good workmanship in the sensory profile offering notes of black plums, fondant chocolate and ripe cherries. Full bodied, well smoothed tannins of remarkable workmanship and a finale of medium to long progression. Better from 2023.

Castello Monterinaldi Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 93 Red

Raspberries, blackcurrants and a lot of chinotto make up the primary scene, the shy presence of white lime flowers and magnolia the second. Medium bodied, light tannins perfectly extracted and managed in the winery and a luminous, essential finale. Delicious now.

Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Gherardino Riserva 2017 93 Red

Concentrated in the primary profile alternating a floral picture with a fruity one with notes of hibiscus, calendula, strawberries, yellow peaches and hints of saffron. Medium bodied, balanced and expressive on the palate offering light tannins and a radiant finale of great drinkability. Delicious now.

Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 93 Red

Mature and full of red plums, strawberries, raspberries and sweet apricots. Full bodied, juicy and harmonic on the palate showing kind tannins and voluminous closure, slightly hot and spicy. Well made. Drink now.

Castagnoli Chianti Classico Terrazze 2018 93 Red

Radiant and essential, personifying the beauty of Sangiovese in the purity of rose petals, lime flowers and white flowering geraniums to grapefruit juice and wild thyme. In the background it is slightly spicy with cloves and lichi that dominate the secondary scene and augment the complexity. Full bodied, velvety tannins knowlegeably managed in the winery and an enveloping, lovable finale thanks to the quality of the fruit and the way it has been impeccably handled. Drink now or hold.

Capraia Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 93 Red

Cherries, blackcurrants, blackberries and wild myrtle are the primary scents in this oung Riserva and which blend well with notes of mulberry, cardamom and ripe strawberries. Full bodied, persuasive and well projected showing sweet tannins and a luminous, sliding finale. Drink now or hold.

Fèlsina Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva 2018 93 Red

Mature on the nose showing mixed scents that fill the glass with red prunes, cherries and cinnamon powder. Medium to full bodied, soft tannins and a finale of meduim length, slightly sweet in the closure. Drink now.

Setriolo Chianti Classico 2018 93 Red

Solid and structured in the glass showing a dark profile that reveals scents of black plums, tea leaves, crumbled tobacco, liquorice stick and wet wood. Full bodied, tannins soft on the attack and well matured in the distention and a compact finale more horizontal than vertical by nature. Drink now or hold.

Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018 93 Red

A lot of geraniums, hibiscus flowers, orange rind and mandarin juice dominate the primary scene of this truly territorial Gran Selezione. Full bodied, juicy and centred offering well smoothed and well matured tannins and a smooth finale, light and fresh. Better from 2022.

Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Vigna La Fornace Gran Selezione 2018 92 Red

Very floral and captivating giving notes of rose petals, mandarin juice, pressed white lime and jasmine flowers and at the end turmeric to give a spicy character which is always pleasurable and intriguing. Full bodied, compact on the palate showing well made rounded tannins and a finale of medium progression. Better from 2022.

Le Fonti Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017 92 Red

Luminous and essential showing fragrance in the notes of raspberries, blackcurrants, dried cherries and lemon rind. Medium bodied, lightly extracted soft tannins and a balanced finale from it’s lively tones to it’s correct execution. Drink now.

Castello di Albola Chianti Classico Santa Caterina Gran Selezione 2017 92 Red

This Gran Selezione is intense and of a snobbish nature which alternates hibiscus flowers with notes of cardamom, incense, calendula and star of anise. The secondary frofile is fresh and blasamic, wide and distended in the glass. Medium bodied, well made tannins and a slightly warm finale. Great work in a difficult vintage. Drink now.

Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio 2019 92 Red

Wild and rich in real character this young Chianti Classico shows notes of cherries, cut stalks, raspberries and blackcurrants. Medium bodied, tannins rounded, juicy and well managed and a finale of medium tension and a pleasant freshness in the closure. Fermented in steel and refined in different sized barrels. Drink now.

Castelvecchi Chianti Classico Madonnino della Pieve Gran Selezione 2016 92 Red

Delicate and rich in small berried red fruits, cherries, black plums, china and rhubarb this Gran Selezione shows a profile that is full by nature. Tannins rounded and sweet in the fine grain and a well smoothed, deep, anthocyanic finale. Drink now or hold.

Castello di Radda Chianti Classico Vigna Il Corno Gran Selezione 2016 92 Red

Harmonic and captivating this Gran Selezione alternates in a lively, exuberant manner notes of raspberries, blackcurrants, un-ripe cherries and a lot of lemon blossom. The subtle spicyness in the background gives white pepper and flowering chamomile. Medium bodied, dusty tannins and a classic finale, distended and of great drinkability. Drink now.

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 92 Red

Vey mature and decisive on the first impact, a sinous expression rich in ripe strawberries, red plums, toasted pine-nuts, pine needles and basil leaves. The background slowly dispenses balsamic hints, pleasurable and sincere. Medium to full bodied, slightly scratchy tannins at the moments and a rigid finale of remarkable progression. Better from 2023.

Castelli del Grevepesa Chianti Classico Clemente VII Gran Selezione 2016 92 Red

Black plums, wet tea leaves, sour cherries and pink grapefruit are the primary scents in this definitive, essential Gran Selezione. Full bodied, well polymerized soft tannins and a classic finale by nature slightly bitter. Drink now.

Terra di Seta Chianti Classico Assai Gran Selezione 2016 92 Red

Blackcurrants, raspberries, lemon rind and hot crushed stone reveal the character and authenticity of this young Sangiovese. Full bodied, gentle on the palate showing fine grain light tannins and a balanced finale of remarkable drinkability. Drink now.

Carpineto Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016 92 Red

Radiant and essential in the glass offering notes of wet geraniums, hot asphalt, cumin, incense and sandalwood. Full bodied, soft, well smoothed tannins and a voluminous, horizontal finale. Drink now.

San Vincenti Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015 92 Red

Graceful and dynamic in the primary profile offering notes of wet geraniums, red plums, sour cherries, wild blackberries, cloves and pine-needles. Full bodied, rounded tannins and a harmonic finale, flowing and full in every sip. Drink now.

Castello di Cacchiano Chianti Classico Millennio Gran Selezione 2015 92 Red

Centred and essential showing in a lively manney notes of hibiscus flowers, agapanthus, calendula, hydrangeas and chinotto. In the background the mediterranean identity comes out with notes of bergamot and chamomile. Medium bodied, well extracted light tannins and a finale sweet, harmonic and balanced.

Fattoria La Ripa Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013 92 Red

Decidedly floral showing a meditteranean profile rich in lavender, jasmine, agapanthus and hyacinth. Lime rind gives complexity to the background with it’s citrusy hints of medium intensity. Medium bodied, light tannins well distended and a clear, luminous finale of optimum drinkability. Slim but not banal. Drink now.

Tenute Squarcialupi La Castellina Chianti Classico Squarcialupi Gran Selezione 2015 92 Red

An extractive style that nonetheless gives pleasure and freshness between the alternating floral scents of agapanthus, hibiscus, calendula and dried chamomile blended with notes of wild strawberries, and blood orange juice. Medium bodied, refined tannins well softened and a finale which is luminous and rich in substance. Drink now or hold.

Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico 2019 92 Red

It is intense and powerful in the sensory expression that gives unusual notes of ginseng root, wet earth, black tea leaves and wet sage. Full bodied, tannins sof and enveloping and a finale with a harmonic closure that combines the horizontal and vertical profiles. Better from 2023.

Castagnoli Chianti Classico 2019 92 Red

Impervious in the glass, a solid, performing wine that combines well the beauty of ripe strawberry blended with notes of pomegranate, white melon, linden and lime rind. Medium bodied, slightly rough tannins and a warm, solid finale of undoubtable quality. Delicious now but better from 2022.

Tenute Squarcialupi La Castellina Chianti Classico Squarcialupi Riserva 2016 92 Red

Mature and captivating it doesn’t go un-noticed thanks to sensory cleanliness and the pressing scents of calendula, lime blossom honey, acacia flowers, and mixed citrus juice which emerge. Medium bodied, rounded tannins and a juicy, essential finale. Juicy and precise showing off the beauty of a Sangiovese made in Castellina. Drink now or hold.

Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Guado Alto 2019 92 Red

There’s a lot in this young Chianti Classico, balanced on the senses with sour cherries, wild strawberries, sliced lime, fondant chocolate and fresh marjoram. Medium to full bodied, distended on the sip and of remarkable grace in respect to the fruit, it shows a noble closing of grat drinkability. Drink now or hold.

Tenuta di Lilliano Chianti Classico Ruspoli 2019 92 Red

A lot of red fruits with raspberries and un-ripe cherries which blend with cloudy notes that go away over time in the glass. Medium to full bodied, warm and enveloping on the palate showing velvety tannins and a finale of important volume. Drink now.

Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico 2018 92 Red

Mediterranean and captivating offering a mature profile and rich in notes of plums, strawberries, pomegranate, orange juice, cut limes, lemon blossom and acacia flowers. Medium bodied, lightly extracted rounded tannins and a finale truly vibrant in it’s acidity and freshness. Drink now or hold.

Villa Vallacchio Chianti Classico 2018 92 Red

Mature and enveloping in the primary profile offering notes of flowering geraniums, ripe strawberries, marjoram, tomato juice and wilted chamomile. Medium bodied, biting tannins and a slim but by no means simple finale. Drink now.

Cinciano Chianti Classico 2019 92 Red

Intriguing in the mixed sensory profile with alternating notes of lavender, black tea leaves, cumin, sage and bay. Medium to full bodied, juicy and distended in the glass and a harmonic, essential closure. Drink now.

Dievole Chianti Classico 2018 92 Red

Mature and well projected revealing notes of red plums, toasted hazelnuts, sandalwood and turmeric in a decidedly spicy mixed profile. Medium to full bodied, rounded tannins and a juicy finale with a crunchy verve. Drink now or hold.

Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico 2018 92 Red

Mature and profound in the primary character showing notes of sour cherries, black plums, wet leaves and black pepper. A subtle presence of strawberry jam dominates the secondary scene and augments the complexity. Medium to full bodied, juicy and balanced closing elegantly and decisively noble in every sip. How lovely. Drink now.

Cinciano Chianti Classico Camponi Riserva 2018 92 Red

Elegant and decidedly floral in the primary impostation with alternating notes of hibiscus, violet, orange blossom and jasmine. Cherries and lemon rind illuminate the secondary scene. Medium to full bodied, distended and harmonic in each sip and with an elegant, graceful closure. Great work. Drink now.

Istine Chianti Classico Vigna Istine 2018 92 Red

Precious on the nose giving notes of red plums, ripe strawberries, blueberry juice, agapanthus flowers and citronella. Medium bodied, well extracted mature tannins and a juicy, centred finale. Drink now or hold.

Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Sergioveto Riserva 2018 92 Red

Complex and intriguing, asking for air as it was designed with a light reduction. Slowly emerging in the glass notes of red plums, black tea leaves, crushed tobacco, blood orange and mandarin rind. Medium to full bodied, fine grain light tannins and a balanced finale of remarkable personality. Drink now or hold.

Fontodi Chianti Classico Filetta di Lamole 2018 92 Red

A fragrant red that shows notes of raspberries, blackcurrants, cut grass and crumbles white stone. Medium bodied, well integrated light tannins and a luminous finale of remarkable drinkability. Better from 2022.

Casaloste Chianti Classico 2018 92 Red

Classic with a noble character offering notes of black tea leaves, white musk, marjoram, juniper berries and nutmeg. Full bodied, velvety tannins, a full sip and fulfilling and a distended finale to the graceful closing albeit that there is a remarkable presence of material. Drink now or hold.

Istine Chianti Classico 2018 92 Red

A lot of wild strawberries blend with notes of red plums, split stalks and calendula. Medium to full bodied, biting in it’s character thanks to the vibrant tannins and a tight, uni-directional finale. Drink now or hold.

Borgo Casa Al Vento Chianti Classico Aria 2018 92 Red

Decisive and fragrant in the glass offering notes of cherries, blackcurrants, pomegranate, lemon blossom and mandarin juice. Medium bodied, fine grain tannins and a juicy, compact finale which shows the beauty of a mediterranean vintage in Chianti Classico. Drink now or hold.

Setriolo Chianti Classico 2017 92 Red

Vivacious and fragrant giving citrusy notes of pink grapefruit, mandarin juice, pomegranate and mulberry. Medium to full bodied, high quality rounded tannins and a finale of medium length. Drink now or hold.

Cinciano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017 92 Red

Decidedly floral showing a profile of brilliant workmanship with scents of lemon blossom, jasmine and split stalks. Medium to full bodied, tannins slightly rigid at the moment and a finale of medium length which will come out over time. Better from 2023.

Cantalici Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017 92 Red

Hrmonic and decidedly complex in the primary profile with alternating notes of black plums, burnt sage, cloves, sliced limes and white musk. In the background the dark energy manifests itself with hints of black tea leaves. Full bodied, velvety tannins and a hot, spicy finale of remarkable importance. Better from 2023.

Castelvecchi Chianti Classico Capotondo 2017 92 Red

Chameleon like and decidedly complex this young 2017 gives notes of wet flowers, hot stone, white musk, cherries and sour cherries. Medium bodied, lightly extracted tannins and a slim yet fulfilling finale, decidedly precise. Great work. Drink now.

Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico 2017 92 Red

Decidedly captivating alternating floral notes of lavender, hibiscus and sandalwood. Medium to full bodied, perfectly mature sof tannins and an impossibly irresistable sip. What beauty! A great work from the 2017 vintage. Drink now or age.

Caparsa Chianti Classico 2017 92 Red

Slightly vinous on the nose revealing a shy intensity of a mixed floral and fruity profile.

Querciavalle Chianti Classico 2016 92 Red

Serious and chameleon like in the glass this young Chianti Classico offers notes of pressed lavender, passion flower, wet linden, sandalwood and white musk. Medium bodied, soft tannins with now edges and a pleasant, luminous finale of medium length. Drink now.

Terre di Perseto Chianti Classico Albòre 2016 92 Red

Mature on the nose giving notes of dried red plums, red orange juice, salted caramel and leather. Medium bodied, rounded tannins and a solid finale of undoubtable quality. Drink now.

Sconosciuto Sconosciuta 133 0000 92 Red

Precise and essential in the glass offering notes of hibiscus, calendula and lime tree. A lot of crushed blueberries and magnolia dominate the secondary scene and enrich the matrix. Medium to full bodied, juicy and graceful on the palate showing perfectly mature tannins and a finale of great harmony and balance. Drink now.

Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 92 Red

Brilliant and terse in the primary profile showing notes of red agapanthus flowers, cherries, pomegranate, lime tree, camphor and mandarin rind. Medium to full bodied, well worked soft tannins and a juicy, harmonic finale, very pleasant in the distended closure. Drink now or hold.

Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Giovanni Folonari Gran Selezione 2016 92 Red

Radiant and essential showing notes of cherries, red plums, lime blossom, almonds, marjoram, tomato plant leaves and cumin. Medium to full bodied, juicy and distended with sof tannins showing a harmonic, balanced finale. Drink now or hold.

Poggio Bonelli Chianti Classico 2018 92 Red

Mature and decidedly captivating in the sensory profile offering notes of geraniums, red plums, sour cherries and wild strawberries. In the background the hints of pink grapefruit and split stalks dominate the secondary scene. Full bodied, well worked tannins and a solid, centred finale. Drink now.

Rignana Chianti Classico Fattoria Rignana 2018 92 Red

Profound and vibrant on the nose offering captivating blue notes of lavender, agapanthus flowers, sour cherries and walnut husks. Medium bodied, rounded tannins and a soft, enveloping finale. Slightly bitter in the closure showing quality and precision of execution. Well made. Drink now.

Bibbiano Chianti Classico 2019 92 Red

Warm and enveloping offering notes of presses red flowers, calendula, jasmine flowers and saffron. Medium bodied, a tight structure on the palate with biting tannins of a coarse texture and a compressed finale but well made. Better from 2023.

Querciavalle Chianti Classico Pontignanello Riserva 2015 92 Red

Opulent on the nose giving complexity in the scents of wild myrtle, black plums, calendula and chamomile flowers. Full bodied, well worked solid tannins and a balanced finale with good progression. Drink now.

Carpineta Fontalpino srl Chianti Classico Fontalpino 2019 92 Red

Lemon blossom, lime juice and green bergamot give quality to the sensory matrix that blends admirably with hints of sliced lime to the nuances of cherries and un-ripe strawberries. Full bodied, fine grais rounded tannins and a finale of medium complexity and remarkable drinkability. Well made. Drink now.

Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico 2019 92 Red

Very floral and decidedly modern in the alternating scents of hibiscus, hyacinth, lavender and wet violets. Medium bodied, smoothed tannins without stitches and a clear finale of medium depth. A clear, graceful closure. Drink now.

Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 92 Red

Deep and enveloping in the primary matrix giving notes of sour cherries, cloves, black pepper, cumin and spicy bay. Full bodied, warm and decidedly rich in material on the palate showing structure and tension and a finale principally horizontal by nature. Drink now.

Casa Sola Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 92 Red

Wide and classic on the nose offering notes of geraniums, hibiscus flowers, hydrangeas, calendula and turmeric with a subtle spicy hint. Medium bodied, sweet mature tannins and a typically Italian finale, not very biting but juicy and tasty. Impossible to resist. Drink now.

Castelvecchi Chianti Classico Lodolaio Riserva 2016 92 Red

Deep and decidedly captivating notwithstanding the oxidative winemaking and showing an open profile rich in red flowers, un-ripe strawberries, black plums, wild blackberries and wet earth. Full bodied, sweet tannins and a spicy finale of horizontal character. Drink now.

Istine Chianti Classico 2019 92 Red

Expressive and rich in mediterranean character offering notes of cherries, raspberries, wild strawberries, and medicinal herbs. Full bodied, solid and compact offering a tannic core of remarkable presence and a finale that combines both the vetical and horizontal profiles. Better from 2023.

L’Erta di Radda Chianti Classico 2019 92 Red

Radian and essential revealing a lot of agapanthus flowers, rose petals and iris. Medium bodied, a luminous structure and a meaty, juicy finale which is mouthwatering and makes you want to return to the glass. Drink now.

Terra di Seta Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 92 Red

Mature and fragrant on the nose revealing scents of black plums, blackberries, roasted coffee and salted caramel. Medium bodied, well worked rounded tannins and a compact finale, slightly bitter in the closure. Drink now.

Fattoria di Corsignano Chianti Classico L’Imperatore Riserva 2016 92 Red

Intense and rich in the dark profile with scents of wet earth, black tea leaves, incense and cloves. Medium bodied, well extracted rounded tannins and a well extended finale, slightly bitter on the closing. Drink now.

Principe Corsini Chianti Classico Villa Le Corti 2019 92 Red

Brilliant and engaging in the sensory profile of this Chianti Classico which shows notes of black plums, blackberries, incense, black tes leaves and sour cherries. Medium to full bodied, excellently workes full tannins, slightly astingent and gently extracted and a harmonic, balanced finale which makes drinkability it’s primary weapon. Drink now.

Principe Corsini Chianti Classico Villa Le Corti Cortevecchia Riserva 2018 92 Red

Mature and engagin alternating between notes of sour cherries, red plums, elderflowers, linden, chopped almonds and sweet amaretto. Medium to full bodied, well integrated soft tannins and a spicy finale that lights up the centre palate. Drink now or hold.

Val delle Corti Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 92 Red

Cherries, blackcurrants and lemon rind are the primary scents which blend with notes of marjoram, lime and wild thyme. Medium bodied, light tannins and a balanced, harmonic finale. Drink now.

Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Agostino Petri Riserva 2017 92 Red

Rich in blue notes of plums, crushed blueberries, lavender and sweet cherries. Medium bodied, tannins slightly rigid but well extracted and a graceful, luminous finale from a diddicult year in Chianti Classico. Drink now.

Borgo Salcetino Chianti Classico Lucarello Riserva 2017 92 Red

Classic and captivating giving floral hints of rose petals, passion flower, hydrangeas, mandarin juice, pink grapfruit and lemon blossom. Full bodied, good quality tannins, well extracted and a slightly bitter finale. Drink now.

Fattoria di Montecchio Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 92 Red

Harmonic on the nose showing complexity in the alternating sensory profile that touches different spheres. The notes of red plums blend with mandarin rind to mulberry to bergamot. Full bodied, well extracted rounded tannins and a solid, compact finale. Drink now.

Tenuta Casenuove Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018 92 Red

Definitive and clean on the first impact, delicately revealing cherries, red plums, chamomile flowers, calendula and agapanthus flowers. Medium bodied, light, kind tannins and a complete, clinging finale. Better from 2022.

Triacca Chianti Classico La Madonnina Gran Selezione 2018 92 Red

Precise and of a balsamic nature offering a mixed floral and fruity sensory profile. Medium bodied, well worked tannins and a well interpreted, flowing finale. Better from 2022.

Villa Vallacchio Chianti Classico Alberta Riserva 2017 92 Red

Warm and enveloping showing notes of unripe red plums, hot stone and a lot of crumbled plaster. In the background the sweet subtle hints of vanilla and icing sugar emerge. Full bodied, solid and compact showing muscle and tension but remaining dynamic and vibrant. Better from 2023.

Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 92 Red

Classic and harmonic, a subtle Riserva that is looking for beauty in the kind sensory quality made up of notes of rose petals, pink grapefruit juice, white geraniums and hydrangeas. Medium to full bodied, well extracted mature tannins and a slightly bitter finale that will distend over time. Better from 2023.

Mazzei Chianti Classico Ser Lapo 2018 92 Red

Spicy and with a dark profile offering notes of black plums, liquorice stick, china, black olives and bay. In the backgound it alternates between cloves and black pepper which intensify the sensory power. Full bodied, lightly extracted soft tannins and a clear and defined finale whic looses a little strenth on the centre palate. Drink now.

Pruneto Chianti Classico 2016 92 Red

Radiant in the sensory profile, very mature, offering notes of geraniums, dried red plums, walnut shells and ripe strawberries. Medium bodied, lightly extracted tannins blended in the matrix and a fresh, well extended finale. Drink now or hold.

Colombaio di Cencio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016 92 Red

Precise and well matured in the odorous notes giving pressed red flowers, blavk plums, blackberries and salted caramel. In the background a subtle hint of cheddar dominates the secondary scene. Medium to full bodied, a fresh well made structure and a savoury, genetic finale. Drink now or age.

Pagliarese Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 92 Red

Mature and essential offering notes of red geraniums, plums, sage and incense. Medium bodied, well worked sweet tannins and a clear, juicy finale that makes drinkability it’s main weapon. Drink now.

Pruneto Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 92 Red

Mature and solid in the glass giving scents of red flowers, white acacia flowers, elderflowers and hot crushed stone. Medium to full bodied, light and fragrant on the palate showing lightly extracted soft tannins and a graceful, elegant finale. Drink now or hold.

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 92 Red

Classic and very radiant in the primary profile giving notes of flowering geraniums, hibiscus flowers, lemon rind and very fine cherries. Medium bodied, well matured solid tannins and a finale of medium tension and length. Better from 2023.

Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico La Corte Gran Selezione 2018 92 Red

Classic and open on the nose offering a very floral and fruity profile with some spices in the background. The wet violets, black plums and cloves blend with nuances of coffee and nutmeg. Full bodied, lightly extracted tannins and an agile finale of medium progression. Better from 2022.

Rignana Chianti Classico Villa di Rignana Gran Selezione 2016 92 Red

Very mature expressing sensory character and tension in the notes of strawberries, red plums, orange juice and pomegranate. Full bodied, tannins velvety and decidedly soft and polymerized from the beginning of the attack on the palate and a rounded finale of a horizontal nature. Drink now.

Bindi Sergardi Chianti Classico Mocenni 89 Gran Selezione 2017 91 Red

Incansescent on the nose alternating notes of red plums, wild strawberries, marjoram pressed chamomile and white pepper. Full bodied, lightly extracted soft tannins and a finale of medium tension and remarkable drinkability. Drink now.

Fèlsina Chianti Classico Colonia Gran Selezione 2017 91 Red

Very spicy and slightly over ripe on the nose offering notes of prunes, wet geraniums, toasted pine nuts and sweet caramel. Medium to full bodied, tannins slightly shaken and grassy and a finale of medium distention. Better from 2022.

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Cultus Boni Riserva 2016 91 Red

Very mature and centred in the glass offering notes of raspberries, blackcurrants, wild strawverries and ripe cherries. Medium bodied, well matured soft tannins and a sincere, blunt finale, open and affable. Drink now.

Scheggiolla Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013 91 Red

Red plums, black plums and camphor blend with wet geraniums and china in a mixed sensory profile of medium complexity. Full bodied, slightly herbaceous tannins which show grip and remain slightly agitated even after refinement and a well strucured finale. Drink now.

Tenute Squarcialupi La Castellina Toscana Rubisco 2020 91 Red

It is deepand really intense in colour with the directness and vivacity of a pure Syrah that gives notes of wet geraniums, black pepper, cumin and cream cheese in a profile which has traces of cloudiness. Full bodied, juicy and enveloping offering a soft profile and a modern, true and authentic finale. They are continuing to experiment at La Castellina and this Syrah with no added sulphates is really a valid newcomer. Drink now.

Tolaini Chianti Classico Vallenuova 2019 91 Red

Complex and slightly cloudy in the primary profile giving notes of black plums, wild blackberries, crushed stone and wet bark. Full bodied, soft, velvety tannins and a warm, enveloping finale. Drink now or hold.

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

True Sangiovese in the radiant, very clean notes of cherries, lemon blossom, orange rind, lime and cinnamon. Medium bodied, tannins mature and of very light extraction in the poliphenolic components in the matrix and a finale of remarkable drinkability. Drink now.

Banfi Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Open on the nose showing notes of strawberries, red plums and lemon rind blended with hints of white stone dust. Medium bodied, rounded tannins with no edges and a classic finale, a little austere, distended and harmonic. Drink now or hold.

Fattoria di Montecchio Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Profound and with a dark character offering scents of black plums, fondant chocolate, cloves and juniper berries. Medium bodied, tannins mature in the profile, correct and fine in the structure and a finale of medium width. Drink now.

Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Very spicy showing quality and the pleasant scents of black plums, raisins, green tea leaves, hazelnut cream and shy cherries. There’s more in the hints of wet asphalt in the background. Medium bodied, well extracted tannins, slightly biting at the moment and a savoury pleasurable closure. Better from 2022.

Vallepicciola Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Open on the nose showing notes of agapanthus, hyacinth, dried cherries and cherry liqueur. Medium bodied, tannins not very extracted and a warm, enveloping finale. Drink now.

Arillo in Terrabianca Chianti Classico Sacello 2019 91 Red

Missing a little maturity on the nose and the notes of herbaceous thyme, split stalks, hay and ginko dominate the primary scene. Medium bodied, mature tannins, slightly rigid and a thin finale which does not pass unobserved. Drink now.

Terre di Melazzano Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Deep and slightly cloudy showing notes of black plums, ginseng roots and cherry liqueur. Medium to full bodied, tannins not very extracted and a finale with wide shoulders. Drink now.

Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Slightly raw in the primary profile but sincere and vivacious revealing notes of hay, wet flowers, wild blackberries and liquorice stick. Medium bodied, soft tannins and a solid finale integrated into the rest of the matrix. Drink now or hold.

Borgo Salcetino Chianti Classico 2018 91 Red

Free and dynamic the primary profile gives emotions which swing between vibrant floral notes of magnolia, elderflower, linden, white geraniums and hydrangeas. Pomegranate and mandarin juice dominate the secondary scene. Medium bodied, rounded tannins with no edges and a luminous finale of notable drinkability. Drink now.

Poggio Bonelli Chianti Classico 2018 91 Red

Dark in the primary character offering notes of black prunes, fondant chocolate, marjoram and rosemary in the delicate beauty of a mediterranean profile. Medium bodied, rounded tannins and a juicy finale in a typically composed, classic Italian manner. Drink now.

Fattoria della Aiola Chianti Classico 2018 91 Red

Essential and blunt in the primary sensory picture it gives notes of lavender, hibiscus, geraniums, magnolia and linden. Medium bodied, slightly raw tannins that need time in the bottle to distend and a vibrant finale. Better from 2022.

Mazzei Chianti Classico Fonterutoli 2019 91 Red

Kind and persuasive in the primary profile showing notes of geraniums, rose petals, grapefruit and elderflower. Medium bodied, light tannins not very extracted and a luminous, essential finale. Drink now.

Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Nozzole 2018 2018 91 Red

Intense and enveloping showing a subtle pyrazine presence in the notes of green bell peppers and tomato plant leaves blended with blackberries and ripe sour cherries. Medium bodied, slightly herbaceous tannins and a finale of medium distention. Better from 2023.

Vigneti di Campomaggio Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Open in style and direct in the different scents of raspberries, blackcurrants, dried cherries, lemon rind and flint. The secondary profile is slightly cloudy which controls and augments the complexity. Medium to full bodied, extremely smooth and sensual in the sip and a harmonic, balanced closure. Juicy and graceful asking for an immediate return to the glass. Drink now.

Panzanello Chianti Classico P. 1427 2018 91 Red

Fragrant and well projected offering notes of geraniums, mixed red flowers, lemon rind and crushed stone. Medium to full bodied, well crafted light tannins and a fresh, slender finale. Well made. Drink now.

Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 91 Red

Mature and elegant showing sweet notes of vanilla and icing sugar well blended with black plums, blackberries, cinnamon powder and wet mixed red flowers. China and liquorice give quality in the background. Medium to full bodied, warm and fulfilling in the sip with a harmonic, balanced closure. Better from 2022.

Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico Vigna Misciano Riserva 2018 91 Red

Fresh and balsamic in the primary profile offering notes of wild strawberries, peppermint, lemon blossom and lime. Medium to full bodied, juicy and balanced, closing with lovely style which everyone will enjoy. Drink now.

Lecci e Brocchi Chianti Classico 2018 91 Red

Open in it’s style showing notes of sour cherries, fruits of the forest, wet earth and white yoghurt. Medium bodied, not very extracted light tannins and a finale of remarkable brightness and cutting freshness in the closure. Better from 2022.

Villa a Sesta Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 91 Red

Luminous and essential alternating notes of hibiscus, geraniums, orange blossom and sliced lime. Medium bodied, tannins slightly rigid at the moment and a finale of medium tension showing good grip and genuine workmanship. Better from 2023.

Villa a Sesta Chianti Classico Sorleone Gran Selezione 2015 91 Red

Incandescent in the sensory profile showing complexity in the mixed fruity and floral notes of hibiscus flowers, orange rind, chinotto, bay abd red prunes. A lot of black tea reveals the character in the background. Medium to full bodied, good quality light tannins and a harmonic, balanced finale. Drink now.

Banfi Chianti Classico Fonte alla Selva 2018 91 Red

Full and enveloping on the nose offering notes of blackcurrants, raspberries and wild strawberries. Medium bodied, rounded tannins and a well projected, juicy finale. Good drinkability, perfect for the less pretentious. Drink now.

Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico 2018 91 Red

Essential on the nose offering scents of wild strawberries, raspberries, crushed cherries and lemon rind. Medium bodied, fine grain structured tannins, slightly raw at the moment and a centred, juicy finale. Better from 2022.

Casa Sola Chianti Classico 2017 91 Red

This young Chianti Classico is precise and rich in floral and fruit tones which reveal lavender, calendula and chinese mandarin blossom. Medium bodied, well extracted soft tannins and an important finale. Well made in a difficult vintage. Drink now.

Valiano Chianti Classico Poggio Teo 2017 91 Red

Mature and enveloping in the primary profile revealing notes of jasmine, orange blossom, un-ripe sour cherries and oriental spices. Full bodied, soft tannins of a velvety nature and a compact, serious finale. Drink now or hold.

Cantalici Chianti Classico Baruffo 2018 91 Red

Mature and spicy in the primary profile alternating notes of wild strawberries with calendula, juniper berries and cloves. Full bodied, good quality light tannins and a radiant finale which loses a little intensity on the centre palate but remains elegant and decidedly progressive. Drink now.

San Vincenti Chianti Classico 2017 91 Red

Open on the nose and decidedly blunt in the primary profile offering notes of red flowers and orange rind. Medium bodied, rounded tannins, juicy and pleasant on the palate showing an elegant closure. Drink now.

Melini Chianti Classico Vigneti La Selvanella Riserva 2017 91 Red

Fresh and decidely vibrant in the primary profile showing notes of white flowers, mixed red flowers and giving captivating hints of blackcurrants, pomegranate, wild strawberries and cut limes. Medium bodied, tannins lightly extracted and a clear, luminous finale of pleasurable drinkability.

Cantalici Chianti Classico Baruffo Riserva 2017 91 Red

Decisive and well disposed in the glass offering notes of geraniums, red plums, lime blossom and acacia. Medium bodied, slighty rigid tannins of good workmanship and a finale of remarkable persistency. Better from 2023.

Castello di Cacchiano Chianti Classico 2016 91 Red

Classic and well mature in the primary profile offering notes of black plums, sweet black cherries, sandalwood and wet cork. Full bodied, well polymerized velvety tannins and a finale sweet in the closure for the pleasure of the consumer. Drink now.

Valvirginio Chianti Classico La Verità  Riserva 2014 91 Red

Rigid in the primary profile offering notes of cut grass, split stalks, blackcurrants, Bach flowers and cardamom. Medium to full bodied, mature and compact with silky tannins and a clear, precise finale. Balsamic notes in the after-tasting and a profile that doesn’t seem to be scratched over time show the quality of this Riserva made in Chianti Classico that year. Drink now or hold.

Rietine Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 91 Red

Mature and luminous in the glass with notes of wet flowers, ripe strawberries and red plums. Medium bodied, savoury tannins and a finale of medium tension, slightly compressed at the moment. Better from 2022.

Corte di Valle Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 91 Red

Blunt and direct in the glass it intoxicates in the floral profile of hibiscus, geraniums, hydrangeas and hyacinth. Medium bodied, rounded tannins slightly biting with a lively character and a radiant, essential finale. Delicious now.

Lanciola Chianti Classico Le Masse di Greve Riserva 2015 91 Red

Radiant in the glass offering scents of dried cherries, wilted flowers and lemon rind. Medium bodied, slightly rigid tannins that make up the skeleton of this young Riserva and a dynamic, modern finale. Drink now.

Colombaio di Cencio Chianti Classico Monticello 2018 91 Red

Classic in the primary profile alternating notes of red fruits with hints of orange and lemon rind. Medium bodied, rounded tannins with no edges, the centre palate vibrant and really ringing it the perception or acidity and a finale of medium length. Drink now.

Casale dello Sparviero Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Radiant and essential in the glass offering notes of raspberries, blackcurrants, agapanthus flowers, sage and orange rind. Medium bodied, light tannins little extracted and a finale of optimum drinkability. Drink now.

Castellinuzza Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Delicate on the nose showing scents of cherries, lemon blossom and white almonds. Medium bodied, subtle and really silky on the palate showing grace and good luminosity throughout the sip. Drink now.

Castello di Albola Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

A lot of energy in the glass in the notes of black plums, cocoa powder and black pepper. Medium bodied, lightly extracted soft tannins and a clean finale, clear in the after-tasting. Drink now.

Dievole Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Spicy and fascinating, kidnapping in it’s precision of execution and in the richness of raspberries, blackcurrants, ripe cherries and cumin. In the background the notes of black pepper and juniper berries describe the secondary scene. Medium to full bodied, solid tannins of notable workmanship and a finale that loses a little strength on the centre palate. Drink now.

Ormanni Chianti Classico Borro del diavolo riserva 2017 91 Red

Very mature on the nose giving notes of cherries, cherry liqueur, pressed lemon blossom and mandarin juice. Medium bodied, rounded tannins and a finale of medium structure but well polymerized with chiseled tannins. Drink now.

Le Filigare Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Extremely captivating and precise in the sensory expression, rich in lavender, agapanthus flowers, walnut shells and green tea leaves which blend together with elegance and wisdom. Medium bodied, lightly extracted fluffy tannins and a salty finale, a solid guarantee of the denomination. Drink now.

Guicciardini Strozzi Chianti Classico Belvedere Campòli Riserva 2016 91 Red

Lively in it’s malolactic character giving its all in an opulent manner in the notes of black plums, wild blackberries, fondant chocolate, almond paste and indian spices. Medium to full bodied, juicy and balanced thanks to the well extracted tannins and a smooth, sliding finale. Drink now.

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 91 Red

Mature and full on the first impact giving notes of black plums, crushed myrtle leaves, burnt marjoram and coffee powder. Medium to full bodied, slightly rigid tannins but mature and precise in the extraction and a finale of good drinkability. Slightly savoury in the closure. Drink now.

Quercia al Poggio Chianti Classico 2019 91 Red

Fresh and balsamic in the primary profile offering notes of raspberries, blackcurrants, green tea leaves and eucalyptus. Medium to full bodied, well extracted light tannins and a finale of medium progression, extremely smooth and flowing. Drink now.

Lecci e Brocchi Chianti Classico Il Chiorba Riserva 2017 91 Red

Mature but captivating in the primary profile giving notes of red plums, raspberries, wet geraniums and cloves. Medium to full bodied, well extracted tannins and a smooth finale. It loses a little material on the centre palate. A lot of space to grow. Drink now.

Casaloste Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 91 Red

Unique in the sensory profile showing intriguing notes of split stalks, dried cherries, dried lemon rind and star of anice. Medium bodied, well extracted tannins and a medium bodied docile finale, flowing in every sip. Drink now.

Borgo Casa Al Vento Chianti Classico Foho Riserva 2017 91 Red

Radiant and essential offering notes of hibiscus, wet agapanthus, crushed blueberries and shy, lightly pronounced cloves. Full bodied, juicy on the palate showing a slightly alcoholic profile and a smooth, tasty finale. Perfect for some markets. Drink now.

Dievole Chianti Classico Novecento Riserva 2017 91 Red

Truly classic in the most authentic character of Sangiovese with notes of blood orange, raspberries, blackcurrants and pomegranate. Medium bodied, tannins slightly raw and a fruity aftertasting. Drink now.

Santo Stefano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016 91 Red

Classic in its noble style alternating lavender flowers and blue plums, wild violet, sliced limes and citronella. Full bodied, tannins of good workmanship, well distended with no stitches and a pleasurable finale of optimum drinkability. Drink now.

Castelli del Grevepesa Chianti Classico Clemente VII Riserva 2018 91 Red

Open and decidedly profound on the nose offering notes of wet geraniums, sour cherries, wet liquorice and menthol. Full bodied, tannins little extracted and a finale of weak tension. Drink now.

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 2018 91 Red

Classic in its style, open and distended showing a notable quantity of small berried red fruits blended with white flowers and crushed plaster. Full bodied, well extracted rounded tannins and a luminous, essential finale. Drink now.

Poggio al Sole Chianti Classico Casasilia Gran Selezione 2018 91 Red

Mature and fascinating revealing scents full of strawberries, black cherries, lime blossom and acacia. Full bodied, enveloping and powerful on the palate showing velvety tannins and a solid, compact finale. The aftertasting betrays a subtle alcoholic perception in the closure.Drink now.

Vallepicciola Chianti Classico Lapina Gran Selezione 2017 90 Red

Harmonic and balanced showing a profile rich in the blue notes of wild violet, blue plums, mallow and star of anice. The open style of vinification gives little hints of well doses cherry liqueur which augments the complexity. Full bodied, lightly extracted tannins and a warm finale which is lacking a bit of tension. Drink now.

Fattoria di Corsignano Chianti Classico L’Imperatrice Gran Selezione 2015 90 Red

Pleasant with pressed flowers blended with a notable presence of crumbled plaster and hot stone. Nuances of lemon rind and broom in the background. Medium bodied, rounded tannins of good wrokmanship and a finale of medium tension, voluminous and with broad shoulders. Drink now.

Castelvecchi Chianti Classico Madonnino della Pieve Gran Selezione 2015 90 Red

Decidedly deep in colour and in the sensory profile offering notes of black plums, wet liquorice, cherry liqueur and indian spices. Full bodied, solid and compact on the centre palate offering a smooth finale that is anthocyanin, flowing and fulfilling. Drink now.

Villa Montepaldi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015 90 Red

Very warm in the primary profile allowing the alcoholic part to emerge in the notes of strawberries, incense, red orange juice and geraniums. Medium to full bodied, well matured rounded tannins and a finale of classic stamp. Drink now.

Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Giovanni Folonari Gran Selezione 2015 90 Red

The notes of red plums, camphor, cloves, burnt sage and incense set the primary scene. Medium bodied, rounded lightly extracted tannins and a luminous finale of correct quality. Drink it soon.

Tenute Squarcialupi La Castellina Chianti Classico Cosimo Bojola 2018 90 Red

Luminous and fragrant in the glass offering sensory cleaness and vibration in the delicate floral notes of elderflower, jasmine, lemon and lime. Medium bodied, soft tannins sweet to taste and an essential finale to the citrusy closure typical of a great Sangiovese. Drink now.

Tenute Squarcialupi La Castellina Chianti Classico Tommaso Bojola Riserva 2012 90 Red

Sexy in the primary profile alternating scents of ripe strawberries to blackcurrants, raspberries and cloves. Medium bodied, tannins slightly raw in spirit and a delicate finale.Drnk now or hold.

Guidi Chianti Classico 2019 90 Red

Good sensory intensity which gives hints of red plums, resin and salted caramel. Medium bodied, soft tannins and a pleasurable finale well distended in the tasting. Drink now.

Castelli del Grevepesa Chianti Classico Clemente VII 2019 90 Red

Elegant and essential offering a profile of a fruity Sangiovese rich in spices. The scents of red plums, raspberries and pressed must blend with notes of black pepper and burnt sage. Medium bodied, rounded tannins and a finale of pleasurable closure. Drink now.

Castelli del Grevepesa Chianti Classico Castelgreve 2019 90 Red

Fulfilling and rich in the primary profile offering notes of cherries, un-ripe wild strawberries, lemon blossom and lime rind. Medium bodied, fluffy tannins and a finale of pleasurable distention. Drink now.

Valiano Chianti Classico 2018 90 Red

Slightly shy in the primary profile revealing notes of pomegranate, blackcurrants and lemon juice. Medium bodied, a simple structure and a biting finale that hides character and modern vision. Drink now.

Fattoria La Ripa Chianti Classico 2019 90 Red

Pleasant in its mature character alternating notes of blackcurrants, raspberries, strawberries and mixed white flowers. Medium bodied, fine grain light tannins and a simple but well projected finale. Drink now.

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico 2018 90 Red

Bcherries, rose petals, mandarin rind and lemon blossom are the primary scents in this young red. Medium bodied, sandy tannins and a finale of medium tension and stretch. Drink now.

Pruneto Chianti Classico 2018 90 Red

Mature and fascinating in the primary profile offering notes of cherries, morello, linden, calendula and mandarin rind. Medium bodied, light tannins well blended in the matrix and a slim finale but pleasant and balanced in an elegant sip. Delicious now.

Villa Mangiacane Chianti Classico 2018 90 Red

It is mature and centred showing notes of wet geraniums, hot asphalt, bleck plums, sandalwood, gentian and wet liquorice. Medium bodied, light tannins and a finale of medium length. Drink now.

Felciano Chianti Classico 2018 90 Red

Vibrant on the nose offering a warm profile with notes of cherries, prunes, grape must and split stalks. Medium bodied, light tannins, kind and well polymerized and a shining finale. Drink now.

Fattoria La Ripa Chianti Classico Le Terre di Monna Lisa Riserva 2015 90 Red

Mature and open in the primary profile offering notes of strawberries, green tea leaves, tomato plant leaves, sandalwood and mandarin juice. Medium to full bodied, lightly extracted tannins and a warm, enveloping finale of good quality. Drink now.

Vegi Chianti Classico 2018 90 Red

Very open on the nose revealing notes of sour cherries, orange rind and alcoholic hints. Medium bodied, light well extracted tannins and a pleasant finale of medium length. Drink now.

Le Fonti di Panzano Chianti Classico 2017 90 Red

Slightly shy on the nose offering notes of lavender, passion flower and lemon blossom. Medium bodied, juicy well extracted tannins and an expressive finale, pleasant to sip. Drink now.

Fattoria di Corsignano Chianti Classico La Coppia 2017 90 Red

Warm and enveloping it shows notes of wilted rose petals, flowering geraniums, lotus flowers and elderflower. There’s more in the background with the presence of red plums and chamomile. Medium bodied, slightly raw tannins but mature and a slightly austere finale that needs time in the bottle to come out. Better from 2023.

Riseccoli Chianti Classico 2017 90 Red

Classic in style revealing wet red flowers, blackcurrants, raspberries and black tea leaves. Medium bodied, light tannins, little extracted and a flowing finale of good drinkability. Drink now.

Bindi Sergardi Chianti Classico Tenuta i Colli Ser Gardo 2019 90 Red

Slightly cloudy in the primary profile showing notes of wet geraniums, blackcurrants, black tea leaves and camphor. Medium bodied, biting tannins and a finale of pleasurable distention. Drink now.

Guicciardini Strozzi Chianti Classico Belvedere Campà³li 2017 90 Red

Precise and essential, personifying the beauty of Sangiovese in the notes of cherries, lemon blossom, mandarin and presses white flowers. Medium bodied, not very extracted light tannins and a flowing harmonic sip. Delicious now.

Rietine Chianti Classico 2015 90 Red

Mature and intense in the primary profile giving notes of strawberries, red plums, sultanas and pieces of lime. Medium bodied, rounded tannins with little bite and a simple, well balanced finale. Drink now.

Scheggiolla Chianti Classico 2014 90 Red

Bohemian in the sensory profile showing notes of pressed flowers, crumbled stone, sandalwood, incense and graphite. Medium bodied, mature tannins lightly extracted and a harmonic, balanced finale to the savoury closure. Drink now.

Quercia al Poggio Chianti Classico 2018 90 Red

Cherries, rosemary and wild thyme blend with notes of hot stone and toasted hazelnuts rendering the profile of this young Chianti Classico very vibrant. Medium bodied, light tannins and a correct finale that is lacking a little material and tension. Drink now.

Torcilacqua Chianti Classico 2018 90 Red

Mature and deep offering a dark profile rich in notes of black plums, wild blackberries, indian spices, white pepper and cumin. Medium bodied, tannins light on the attack but slightly rigid and compressed blend with a slim, flowing finale which is a pleasure to drink. Drink now.

Terre di Perseto Chianti Classico Albore Riserva 2015 90 Red

The primary tertiary scents show an evolving matrix in the traces of wilted flowers, in the scents of wet earth, dates and oriental spices. Medium bodied, rounded tannins and a simple finale which is lacking a bit of tension and brio but correct and of good drinkability. Drink now.

Concadoro Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 90 Red

Essential on the nose showing notes of red plums, crushed myrtle leaves and a lot of medicinal herbs such a origano and marjoram. Full bodied, rounded tannins and a finale of medium length and progression pincipally of a horizontal nature. Drink now.

Podere Terreno Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 90 Red

Sexy in the femminine profile giving notes of rose petals, geraniums, grapefruit and lemon blossom. Medium bodied, rounded tannins and a fresh finale, really vibrant with a crunchy acidity. Drink now.

Fattoria Cigliano di Sopra Chianti Classico Cigliano di Sopra 2019 90 Red

Extremely fascinating showing floral notes of lavender, hibiscus, passion-flower and magnolia. Medium bodied, juicy and centred showing freshness and a notable pleasure to drink. Drink now.

Le Cinciole Chianti Classico A Luigi Riserva 2016 90 Red

Balanced in the primary profile offering notes of strawberries, elderflower, jasmine and hot stone. Full bodied, sweet tannins and a finale of medium tension. Drink now.

Monte Bernardi Chianti Classico Retromarcia 2019 90 Red

Solid and fragrant showing a clear sensory profile, essential in the notes of hawthorne, magnolia, mandarin juice, raspberries and blackcurrants. Medium bodied, lightly extracted tannins and a finale of solid smoothness. Well made. Drink now.

Montesecondo Chianti Classico 2019 90 Red

Simple on the nose offering notes of pressed red flowers, lemon rind and rhubarb. Medium bodied, soft tannins and a smooth finale of good workmanship. Beautiful and juicy in every sip. Drink now.

Mori Concetta Chianti Classico Morino 2019 90 Red

Cherries, un-ripe strawberries and red plums are the primary scents of this young red. Medium to full bodied, rounded tannins of good workmanship and a smooth finale, well projected. Drink now.

San Michele a Torri Chianti Classico Tenuta La Gabbiola Riserva 2017 90 Red

Tinged with blue notes with the beauty of presses lavender, hibiscus flowers and blueberry juice. Medium bodied, soft tannins and a slightly lovable finale giving joy to the consumers.

Poggio Bonelli Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 90 Red

Mature and alternating from the deep profile come notes of black plums, fondant chocolate and cloves to hints of lime and resin. Medium to full bodied, well extracted tannins and a simple finale which lacks a bit of material and push to make it to Olympus. Drink now.

Luiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 90 Red

Slightly agitated on the nose showing notes of cut grass, split stalks and ginseng roots. Medium bodied, lightly extracted tannins and a delicate finale, simple but correct. Drink now.

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