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Gussalli Beretta, Castello di Radda, Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, 2009

Castello di Radda

Score

90
  • Grape Variety: Sangiovese
  • Drink: 2013 - 2017

Manufacturer:

Gussalli Beretta

Richard Baudains

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Smoky, floral, very exotic and intense. Intense, dry, smoky palate, very tight and concentrated. Great length and intensity in the finish. A little oaky?

Emily O'Hare

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Attractive nose – multi dimensional with animal, vegetable and mineral notes. Big red, but feels balanced, slightly soy like with gripping tannins and good acidity. Powerful concentrated stuff, needs time – rather big and brutish. A Riserva, perhaps southern? Big wine, dont love it, too bolshy but appreciate quality.

Michael Palij

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Medium ruby, redolent of new oak, some complex fragrant notes besides, this wine exhibits broad commercial appeal with a hefty dose of alcohol (touching 15%) and soft acidity. The tannins are what’s lacking and this, combined with the obvious fruit, makes for a hefty, blockbuster style. The finsih is convincing but it remains a steroidal example of Chianti Classico.

Details

Wine name: Castello di Radda
Wine classification: DOCG
Wine alcohol content: 14.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2009
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Subregion: Chianti Classico Riserva

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