This is a dark and well-concentrated Chianti Classico Riserva with aromas of prune, plum, smoke and barbecue spice. The wine is firm but smooth in the mouth and boasts a long-lasting and delicious finish.— M.L.
A bright, lively wine made from Sangiovese, it has classic varietal aromas of blue flower, red berries, spice and just a whiff of leather. The palate delivers ripe red cherry accented with hints of white pepper, clove and cinnamon alongside firm but fine tannins and fresh acidity.— K.O.
Gratius is a heavily oak-driven Sangiovese with aromas of mesquite, cedar, spice and church incense. There’s little fruit here and what you do get is reminiscent of prunes and dried figs. In the mouth, this wine offers luscious sweetness and soft, dense texture. Drink now.— M.L.
Sangiovese from Chianti Classico is characterized by bright berry aromas and crisp acidity. This expression is no exception, although in this particular case the wine also offers playful layers of almond and spice to add texture at the back.— M.L.
There’s a very ripe element to this special Riserva that tastes like raspberry jam and blueberry preserves. The wine is thick and gritty in the mouth with a full palate of spicy berry and cherry liqueur flavors. We liked the 2005 base Chianti Classico Riserva better.— M.L.
The wine leads off with aromas of oak, espresso, black currant, blue flower and a hint of vanilla extract. The palate offers ripe—nearly overripe—black cherry, cinnamon and spice. It closes on a sugary-sweet finish. This has reached its ideal drinking window so enjoy soon.— K.O.
This brooding wine has a ripe character that reflects the warmth of the vintage. It shows dense plum, black pepper, coffee, chocolate and vanilla sensations, along with well integrated oak.— K.O.
Here’s a creamy, dense 75-25 blend of Sangiovese and Merlot with aromas of chocolate fudge, coffee and black fruit. The wine has good structure and well-balanced acidity although the finish is rather simple and quick.— M.L.