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Castello di Monsanto, Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, 2009

Castello di Monsanto

Score

83
  • Grape Variety: Sangiovese
  • Drink: 2013 - 2016

Manufacturer:

Castello di Monsanto

Richard Baudains

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Very clean and well-defined wild berry, leaf and spice. Palate juicy and precise, still quite closed, oaky tannins, fleshy alcohol, but good prospects.

Emily O'Hare

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Very floral, violetty and sage, nose is pretty but palate doesn’t taste like Sangiovese – Merlot added? Awkward and delicate.

Michael Palij

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Very youthful and still spiky with new oak and a vegetal note that hints at some Cabernet in the mix. Very bold finish but dominated by oak tannins with the fruit struggling to escape.

Details

Wine name: Castello di Monsanto
Wine classification: DOCG
Wine alcohol content: 14%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2009
Price: £21.00
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Subregion: Chianti Classico Riserva

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