Here’s a dark and deeply concentrated Chianti with lavish layers of spice, mature fruit, black plum, leather and earth. The wine is extremely plush and velvety in the mouth and offers long-lasting flavors of spice and cherry.
Here’s a thick, nicely concentrated Chianti Riserva with aromas of black fruit, cola, natural rubber and spice. The wine is thick and chewy with soft sweetness and a plush, creamy mouthfeel.
This delicious Chianti offers ripe aromas of black fruit, raisin, leather and root beer. It has a mature, sophisticated or smoky edge with distant mineral and oak shadings. The mouthfeel is smooth, silky and soft.
A distinct herbal or spice note is the first thing you’ll notice in this Sangiovese-based Riserva. Medicinal herbs, Indian spice, cinnamon, cumin and dried sage or oregano are very abundant and set it apart from the rest. In the mouth, this is a firm wine with a solid tannic grip suggesting a successful pairing with grilled meats marinated in rosemary oil.
Light, but elegant and flavorful, this spry 1999 shows creamy cherry and light toast aromas, tart dried-cherry and chalk notes on the palate. Bright acidity keeps the fruit lively, and mild tarragon notes add interest.
Tight and muscular, with earthy, leathery aromas. Rich plum and berry fruit carries the palate, followed by a full-bodied finish. A well-balanced wine that’s spry on the tongue and forceful, but not overdone.
Dark to the eye, with round plum and berry aromas jazzed up by a mix of chocolate and herbs. A forward palate presses ripe cherry/berry fruit, while the finish is collected and pure. Well made and on the money. Of note, this is a Gallo project.
Pleasant all the way, starting from the cedar, leather and dark-fruit aromas, to the zippy cherry and raspberry palate, to the clean, spicy finish. Tart, linear and refreshing, a Chianti in textbook proportions.