2016 Felsina Chianti ClassicoSangiovese from Italy
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- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 92+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 91 Wine Spectator
93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is fragrant and floral with dark berries on the nose. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh, clean finish. A driven and linear Chianti Classico. The backbone of fresh acidity gives this focus. Drink now or hold."
92+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"This is an excellent vintage in Chianti Classico that shows especially well in the simple, more accessible wines such as this. The 2016 Chianti Classico Berardenga delivers the power and density of its territory. The southern side of the appellation often shows the richest expressions of Sangiovese. This wine opens to sweet aromas of dark fruit, cherry and plum. The wine shows a slightly savory side as well with spice and dried terracotta that recalls the gray gravel soils of the region. Bay leaf, cola and chopped mint appear as subtle background notes. Some 260,000 bottles were made."
91 Wine Spectator
"A smoky, sweet, herb-, cherry- and currant-laced red, with dusty tannins adding support. Starts out rich, turning lean and slightly austere on the long finish of tea and sweet smoke. Best from 2020 through 2033. 21,666 cases made."
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
92+ - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 - Wine Spectator
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|