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Castello di San Donato in Perano, Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, 2009

Castello di San Donato in Perano


  • Grape Variety: Sangiovese
  • Drink: 2013 - 2018

Richard Baudains

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Pressed flowers and red cherry nose, but also a stalky-green note which distracts. Grippy concentrated palate with fine tannins, discrete oak and sweet fruit, but also under-ripe finish.

Emily O'Hare

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Immediately like nose. Slightly fern and forest like. Crikey! cabernet? Or Merlot? Something else happening in there. Good and very drinkable.

Michael Palij

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Very elegant, scented nose with a Pinot-esque character. Strawberry, rhubarb, damson, plum jam, nothing that really hints at Sangiovese. Very fine in the mouth with resolved, integrated tannins, plenty of fruit and a convincing finish. Just not sure it’s Chianti Classico.


Wine name: Castello di San Donato in Perano
Wine classification: DOCG
Wine alcohol content: 13.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2009
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Subregion: Chianti Classico Riserva

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