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Volpaia, Coltassala, Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, 2009

Coltassala

Score

83
  • Grape Variety: Sangiovese
  • Drink: 2013 - 2019

Manufacturer:

Volpaia

Richard Baudains

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Oaky-spice, blackberry. Intense, juicy berry fruit, dry oak tannins, finish concentrated but a bit hard.

Emily O'Hare

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Lots of blue and black berries with cherries. Brilliantly fruity big red that doesn’t feel like Chianti Classico, bit of a fruit bomb but with tannins and acid lifting up to meet fruit. Overall a balanced red, initially feels rather chunky and again needs time.

Michael Palij

Tasting: Chianti Classico Riserva

Exotic but over-ripe nose with jammy and spicy notes, a hint of oxidation, and a worrying midriff that suggests this stayed on the vine or in the barrel slightly too long. Over-extraction is the culprit.

Details

Wine name: Coltassala
Wine classification: DOCG
Wine alcohol content: 13.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2009
Price: £34.00
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Subregion: Chianti Classico Riserva

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