Felsina Chianti Classico 2017

This is an orthodox expression of Chianti Classico that would be a good choice for a blinding tasting.  It has a refined aroma of licorice and earth.  The palate has high acidity, medium tannins and medium length.  Perhaps lacking some stuffing, but elegant and pleasant.  Ready to drink now and over the next 5 years. Continue reading “Felsina Chianti Classico 2017”

Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico 2017

This is quite a youthful and restrained Chianti Classico from Castellare di Castellina and the 2017 vintage. It has aromas of redcurrants, red fruits and firm tannins. This wine will suit another 3-5 years in bottle before approaching it or a long decant. Rating: Good. Abv: 13.5%. Website: http://www.castellare.it. Reviewed: January 2020.

Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2017

This is a good wine at a fair price. Lightly coloured in the glass, the 2017 vintage of Antinori’s Peppoli Chianti Classico has typical sangiovese aromas of sour cherry and licorice. The palate has firm tannins and good length. This wine can be approached now, but will suit a couple of years in the cellar.Continue reading “Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2017”

Poggerino Chianti Classico 2013

This is an excellent release of Poggerino’s Chianti Classico, a producer I have returned to again and again over the years.  The estate is organic and has only 11 hectares under vine.  The 2013 vintage tasted here reminds of why I liked the producer in the first place.  And despite my musing the other weekContinue reading “Poggerino Chianti Classico 2013”

Tenuta Tignanello Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico 2011

This is an excellent Chianti Classico, and one to buy.  It has aromatics of earth and sour dark cherries. It is the palate though that excels. Earthy with an impression of ripe dark cherries and good length on the finish. The texture drew me in most: soft, fleshy and balanced. VG Abv: 14%, Price: lowContinue reading “Tenuta Tignanello Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico 2011”

Poggerino Chianti Classico 2005

Poggerino’s Chianti Classico is a label I have largely forgotten about for no particular reason.  This  example drawn straight from the cellar wears its ten years of age with seemingly little effort.  Still developing rather than mature, its aromatics remind of licorice, earth and crunchy blackberries.  The palate, initially stern, warms to food and relaxesContinue reading “Poggerino Chianti Classico 2005”