Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2015

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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
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SKU 18945

750ml

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Color: Ruby red tending toward garnet. Aroma: Rich, intense and complex with aromas of black cherry and spice. Palate: Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors matched with a backbone of tannin.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Castello di Monsanto
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James SucklingAromas of plums, cherries and hints of green olives. White truffles and deep earth, too. Full-bodied, so layered and beautiful with a fabulous texture and ripe tannins. It is so pure and minimalist in the end, showing the effect of traditional, hands-off winemaking. Don’t miss this. Decant before serving. One for the cellar. Drink or hold.

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DecanterCastello di Monsanto is in a warm pocket but the vineyards are well-ventilated by sea breezes and temperatures fall sharply at night. The Bianchi family uses autochthonous grapes only for their Chianti Classico. In the Riserva, Colorino is added for colour and Canaiolo Nero for its floral bouquet. Vibrant and clearly defined aromas of pepper, dogwood flower and red cherry lead into a much more austere expression on the palate. It possesses a tight yet succulent core with assertive tannins and a long, earthy and savoury finish where nuances of iron and orange peel promise an appetising future.

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Wine SpectatorDesignation Smart Buys. Tight and tannic for now, featuring cherry, black currant, leather, iron, juniper and tar flavors. Firmly structured, meaty and balanced on the tannic side, with a lingering finish. Best from 2021 through 2035. 26,000 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, October 31, 2018
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Wine & SpiritsMonsanto’s 2015 riserva is gracefully styled, with scents of lavender and dried herbs that mingle with flavors of ripe plum and cherry. Accents of tobacco emerge with exposure to air, giving the wine a smoky intensity that would match well with grilled meats.

Peter Liem

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