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Rocca di Castagnoli, Poggio a’ Frati, Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, 2009

Poggio a' Frati


  • Grape Variety: Sangiovese
  • Drink: 2013 - 2022


Rocca di Castagnoli

Richard Baudains

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Clean, but very closed on the nose. Palate intense, firm structure but very raw. Allier oak closes down the finish, but there is good underlying substance. For the future.

Emily O'Hare

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Complex aromatics, fruit on tip of ripeness with tannins to support and enliving acid. Levels of sweetness tip wine over into category that feels commercial.

Michael Palij

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Another very moreish example with a relatively refined nose and delicate tannins. This is a super wine – neither too flowery nor too subtle. It’s long and develops particularly convincingly with artfully balanced fruit, tannins and acidity. Will age gracefully for some time.


Wine name: Poggio a' Frati
Wine classification: DOCG
Wine alcohol content: 14%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2009
Price: £25.00
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Subregion: Chianti Classico Riserva

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