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Wines from Vin Santo del Chianti Classico

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Principe Corsini Fattoria Le Corti 1997 Sant'Andrea Corsini White (Vin Santo del Chianti Classico)

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A true labor of love, this fabulous Vin Santo opens with beautiful intensity and infinite aromas of roasted chestnut, maple syrup, caramel, butterscotch and candied orange. It’s divine in the mouth, with thick, luscious layers of glycerine and succulent sweetness. This is what Italians call a meditation wine that can easily be consumed alone after dinner.

 — M.L.  (12/31/2010)
94
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Castello di Volpaia 2004 White (Vin Santo del Chianti Classico)

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Volpaia is the proud author of one of Chianti Classico’s most enjoyable dessert wines. This luscious Vin Santo (a blend of Trebbiano and Malvasia aged in small barrels called caratelli) is velvety soft and decadent with lingering tones of orange zest, resin, dried ginger, candied fruit and a tiny hint of musk.

 — M.L.  (12/15/2011)
94
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Fontodi 1999 White (Vin Santo del Chianti Classico)

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Caramel in color with golden highlights, this Vin Santo is delectably sweet with a pretty ensemble of aromas from butterscotch and honey to chestnut and dried fruit. It boasts a chewy, tasty mouthfeel and a sweet, long-lasting finish. It’s probably better to pair it with a cigar or pipe than with food.

 — M.L.  (3/1/2008)
93
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Castello di Volpaia 2008 White (Vin Santo del Chianti Classico)

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A blend of 60% Trebbiano Toscano and 40% Malvasia del Chianti, this opulent dessert wine opens with intense aromas of dry almond biscuit, dried apricot and a whiff of maple syrup that carry over to the rich palate along with cream caramel and candied nectarine. The intense flavors are balanced by fresh acidity and lingering finish.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
93
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Villa Calcinaia 2003 Conti Capponi White (Vin Santo del Chianti Classico)

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This amber, thickly extracted Vin Santo from Chianti Classico opens with intense aromas of butterscotch, marron glacé, honey-roasted almond and brown sugar. It’s beautiful and intense down to the succulent core and offers fleshy layers of syrupy sugar.

 — M.L.  (12/31/2010)
93
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Volpaia 2001 White (Vin Santo del Chianti Classico)

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From the excellent 2001 vintage, this opulent and intense Vin Santo (a traditional dessert wine from Tuscany) reveals layers of honey, almond paste, dried apricot and butterscotch. There’s great complexity and elegance here and the wine would pair with an assortment of aged cheeses.

 — M.L.  (12/31/2010)
92
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Badia a Coltibuono 2004 Occhio di Pernice Sangiovese (Vin Santo del Chianti Classico)

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Made with organically cultivated Sangiovese, this full-bodied dessert wine boasts aromas of maple syrup, apricot, candied ginger and dried clove. The palate doles out candied nectarine, maple syrup, white almond and glazed brown sugar.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
92
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Castello d'Albola 2003 White (Vin Santo del Chianti Classico)

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Thanks to eight years in Vin Santo’s traditional caratelli barrels, this sweet blend of Trebbiano and Malvasia offers a dark, golden-amber color, bearing intense aromas of dried apricot, candied fruit, honey and toasted almond.

 — M.L.  (12/1/2012)
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