Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 - New Canaan Wine
Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

  • v92+
  • ws91



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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Castello di Monsanto
Alcohol/vol 14%
Ruby red tending towards garnet. Rich, intense and complex with aromas of black cherry and spice. Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors matched with a backbone of tannin. Serving suggestions: Open in advance and allowed to breathe. Decanting is preferable. An exceptional compliment to red meats, roasts and game.
  • v92+

The 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva is a powerful, dense wine. In most vintages, the Riserva is quite forthcoming, but readers should be prepared to cellar the 2017. Perhaps it is the Colorino in the blend, but the Riserva really packs quite a punch in terms of its structural intensity. Ripe red fruit, cedar, tobacco, licorice, dried herbs, cinnamon and blood orange start to develop with some aeration. The best clearly lies ahead.

Antonio Galloni, September 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

An intense aroma of iron and graphite leads off, followed by black cherry, black currant, leather and forest floor flavors. This is well-built, with the dusty 2017 tannins, but also a lot of juicy fruit. The dry finish is compact. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino. Best from 2021 through 2038. 26,000 cases made, 17,000 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, October 31, 2020