This is a gorgeous Vin Santo with richly caramelized flavors and extraordinary smoothness, opulence and persistency. Its modern and round—there are no sharp points here—and absent are those resin or tar-like flavors you sometimes find. Instead this is an absolutely pure expression of caramel delight.
Deep and modern, with ripe black fruit, bacon and cedar to the full-framed nose. The mouth is just as good, with dense plum, black cherry, prune and vanilla. Lasting on the finish, with a spicy, warm aftertaste. A sure-fire powerhouse and a winner from Chigi Saracini.
The nose of this Sangiovese-Merlot is muscular and broad, with a hint of earth and mushroom sneaking in between the folds of deep red fruit. More robust fruit fills out the palate, while it finishes long and chocolaty, with notes of coffee. Quite sturdy and eminently satisfying.
This is an intense and unexpected wine with austere and sophisticated notes of resin, tar, cola, black fruit and spice. The wine is elegant and streamlined in the mouth (thanks to 18 months of oak aging) but it also feels focused and determined on the palate.
For what would be considered this winery’s base-level Chianti, it offers almost everything one could ask for, minus a lot of intensity. A nice cranberry nose, full fruit and character galore. Light more than heavy, it sits comfortably on your tongue before fading into a smooth, light finish. Hardly any overt tannins make it drinkable right away. Best Buy.
Sweet and intoxicating, with caramel, baked fruit and cotton candy to the nose. Meaty on the palate, with full plum, boysenberry and cherry flavors. Best of all, the balance is just where it should be. As a whole there’s nothing not to like about it.
Smoky and masculine, with initial aromas of black cherry and coffee. Talk about perfect balance; this has it. The cherry and berry flavors glide on a wave of crisp acids and modest tannins. And while not velvety, the mouthfeel is lush. Worth more than a look.