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2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti, Italy

Powerful Sangiovese built for the long haul in the cellar. A great release from this excellent family producer.

$60.00

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About The Wine

A family-owned operation that stretches back over half a century in the historic region of Chianti, Castello di Monsanto produce benchmark wines for the region.

This, the Chianti Classico Riserva, is their oldest and most revered wine. It's a standard barer for Sangiovese, built in a powerful, cellar-worthy style.

The thing that sets this apart from other wines of this class is the depth of fruit which accompanies the moreish, drying tannin. It's all wonderful aromatic herbs adrift in a sea of cherry, charry fruit. It's delicious now and will be all the better after a sleep in the cellar.

Fabrizzio and Laura Bianchi
Fabrizzio and Laura Bianchi
Chianti, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

An accessible example of the unique style and character of Castello di Monsanto wines. This multi-faceted wine can be enjoyed straight away or left to develop and evolve as the years roll by. It is our most widely produced wine by far, underlining our company’s belief in Sangiovese, which acquires a strength and an energy from our soil that must be patiently awaited. One of the oldest wines in Italy, it appeared on the market in the 1960s and has become an ambassador for the entire denomination around the world.

Blend : Sangiovese, 90%, Colorino e Canaiolo (10%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030+
Bottle Size : 750

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93+Points
The Wine Front

"These wines always take a little while to open up, so I left it alone for a while. Distinctly amaro herb whiff here, medicinal herbs, thyme and fennel tips, dark cherry, new leather and a kiss of vanilla. It’s firm in acidity as at now, plenty of earthy almost porcini mushroom flavour, dry sooty tannin, and a bright and dried herb tinged finish of good length. It feels unresolved as at now, but I’m pretty sure it will shine brightly with a number of years in the cellar." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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