Aldo Fiordelli, Andrew Jefford and Monty Waldin tasted 201 wines with four outstanding and 61 highly recommended.
Entry criteria: Producers and UK agents were invited to submit their Chianti Classico Riserva and Gran Selezione wines from the 2015 and 2016 vintages, with a maximum of two wines per producer.
Chianti Classico Riserva & Gran Selezione 2015 & 2016: Top scorers
A certified sommelier since 2003, Fiordelli is a widely published Italian journalist, wine writer and author, and a DWWA judge. On the editorial board of L’Espresso restaurant and wine guide, he also writes for Civiltà del Bere, Italy’s oldest Italian wine magazine. He became a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne in 2017.
Jefford has been writing about wine since the 1980s, authoring numerous books and winning many awards. He is a contributing editor to Decanter magazine, and is one of three Co-Chairs overseeing judging at the Decanter World Wine Awards. He lives with his family near Montpellier in France.
Waldin is a widely published and awarded wine writer, author, broadcaster and consultant with a particular interest in biodynamic, organic and natural wines. A regular contributor to Decanter and the DWWA Regional Chair for Tuscany, he hosts the Italian Wine Podcast series and publishes www.chateaumonty.com.