Change ), Newly Released AND Very Highly Recommended, Highly recommended (HR) New(-er) & pre-release wines, Travel related (i.e. 2016 Fattoria Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva – Med/med+ body, deep well of red/dark red fruits. 93 Points, Antonio Galloni, VINOUS: “The 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva is a total knock-out. Let this rest for a few years, I’m thinking it’ll get there. Drink 2024-2036. recommended, with good chance for upside. A record year for heat and drought throughout the growing season. Castello di Monsanto is widely considered one of the top dozen Chianti Classico estates of today, especially if its top wine, the Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio, is mentioned. really impressive. Riserva wines must be aged for 24 months before commercial release. Will make many quite happy. Quite nice. There’s a lot to like here, and the quality at this farm has been consistently improving to such a point that I recommend you don’t overlook this (vintage) wine. The acids are cheeky – given the amount of the fruit on first attack, I wasn’t so sure this could be properly (for me) lifted, but it is. 2020-2043. highly recommended+, 2016 Casa Sola Chianti Classico Riserva – Red-fruited, medium-bodied, with loads of varietal/place character. As it is now, it’s round, warm, and easy to enjoy. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The palate is medium-bodied, quite fresh, and clean; the finish is impressively long, and shows great purity and focus. Approachable style, moderate length. Wow. More complexity to follow. 2016 Tenuta Lilliano Chianti Classico Riserva – Cocoa powder, cherry liqueur, dust. Certainly recommended for those that enjoy this style. 2016 Quercia Al Poggio Chianti Classico Riserva – Attractive red berry, plum, light spice, leather. Very classy beauty here, don’t miss this one. humble greats on planet Earth, very highly recommended, highly recommended, recommended, and not rated/just not interesting. Med/Med+ body, this has the goods to see another decade or two, no problem. Seems a bit simple, and the finish has a bitter note that’s not working in its favor. Very good likelihood that this will improve in the next 2-4 years, and bracket up score-wise. Something high-toned, and smoky in the middle, but it’s quick to fleet about. The palate is a bit generous, but it’s well-lifted, and the finish is med+. A rather comprehensive event. The best Sangiovese grapes are used to produce Chianti Classico Riserva, a particularly esteemed wine. Chianti offers a ground floor restaurant, all-weather al fresco dining and two private upstairs dining rooms, ideal for intimate celebrations, cocktail parties, corporate functions and events. For the style, it’s easily recommended. Our chefs are dedicated to the traditions of the Italian kitchen, but, equally they enjoy exploring the modern Italian kitchen. We will be closed from December 25th, and This is sure to make long-time fans very happy, and will probably make new friends, too. Impressive; likely to improve from here. The finish is creamy, warm, and melted. Many of our customers have travelled that journey with us and we celebrate their loyalty and friendship, as much as we enjoy welcoming new customers and travellers on a daily basis. We will be closed from December 25th, and. For basic Chianti, the minimum alcohol level is … Delivery Notice: Store Delivery orders may take up to 14 days to arrive at your selected store.. Same-Day Pickup orders may not be ready for pickup today in some stores due to high order volumes. The harvest yields for Chianti Classico are restricted to no more than 7.5 t/ha (3 tonnes per acre). I have another bottle that I will open ~ 1 yr post-release as I think this will have moved in the proper direction. The 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva is a powerful, dense wine. This is complex already, but is clearly packing more that will be revealed in 3-6 more years of rest. The palate is decidedly medium+ bodied, and the finish is long, generous. Ruby red color with red fruit notes of wild strawberry and sour cherries, plus soft, smooth tannins. 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Nice, but lacks proper acidity for my palate. (Nittardi, Riserva Chianti Classico Red) Subscribe to see review text. sexy, this wine is sexy. In order to manage increased customer demand over the holidays, Same-Day Pickup may be temporarily unavailable in select locations. Finishes really long. Our wine list is sourced from the old and new world and Chianti has an incredible reserve list that features some of the world’s greatest wines. Might be an off bottle. Medium-bodied, juicy/structured palate with a nice final. The Chianti Classico Riserva di Montemaggio is a red Tuscan wine with an intense ruby colour and a spicy perfume with a hint of wood. CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE DOCG RISERVA DUCALE ORO Color Garnet with brick red highlights. 2016 Fattoria Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla – Oak, cinnamon, cherries, on the nose. Only moderate complexity on this day. A true beauty, wow. Good/Good+. At Chianti, we really know where the food we cook comes from. By Panel Tasting Chianti Classico Riserva/Gran Selezione 2016 & 2015, 1/16/2020, (See more on Decanter...) (Nittardi, Riserva, Chianti, Classico, Tuscany, Italy, Red) Login and subscribe to see review text. One that will always remain close to our hearts is Poggerino in Chianti Classico, run by the brother and sister team of Piero and Benedetta Lanza. The Chianti Classico territory’s capitals are Siena and Florence and it is shared between the provinces of the two municipalities. Drink 2021 (with 2 hours of air) -2045. highly recommended+, 2016 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Il Poggiale – Tasted with Alessandro Cellai, I was able to spend a good 30 minutes evaluating it. 2016 Riecine Chianti Classico Riserva – Generous, round, lifted, but I’m not finding much to get excited about – today. Unique/good sense of place. Chianti Classico Riserva; Minimum Alcohol Content: 12,5% vol. Wine Porn: sharing, farming, making, drinking, etc. +39 055 8059003 - fax +39 055 8059024 - P.IVA 03700660487 2016 Istine Chianti Classico Riserva Levigne, 2016 Castelli del Grevepesa Chianti Classico Riserva Clemente VII. Riserva is a term that can be applied not just to Chianti, but to plenty of other Italian wines such as Brunello and Barolo. ( Log Out /  recommended, 2016 Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico Riserva – Round, ripe, ready, good+. re-open on January 5th. highly recommended+, 2016 La Sala Chianti Classico Riserva – Whoa, this is special. Medium-bodied, excellent structure, purity. 2016 Oliviera Chianti Classico Riserva Settantanove – A good/average Riserva wine from the Castelnuovo Berardegna area; just 2k bottles produced. Today, Chianti Classico DOCG is considered by many to be the highest-quality offering for Chianti. Not the most complex just now, but I think this is holding something back that warrants another inquiry in a few years. This needs time but shows structure, and purity to get there. Chianti Classico is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established viticultural area. Should age for 20 years, no problem, but a lot to enjoy in the short-term, too. This is a wine with soul that will probably show better 2024-2040+. It’s a wine I could smell all night. 2016 Riserva, 2017 Gran Selezione, and lots of variations at this tasting. Drink now thru 2036. highly recommended+. Not in my wheelhouse, and not so much of place/grape, but many will really, really like this. This will improve, and yet I’m already impressed. Wines from the middle tier are required to undergo at least 24 months of aging, including at least three months in the bottle, before being released to the public. Great tension, purity, structure, potential. Showing extremely well already, and packing the goods to ensure a brilliant future, too. highly recommended+, 2016 Val delle Corti Chianti Classico Riserva – Flat out exciting for my palate. This is a large building, lacking in any form of natural light, but making up for it by keeping the temperature inside relatively conducive to evaluating wine; that it’s in February doesn’t hurt, either. I’d let these rest another 5 years, at which time this will no doubt over-deliver on its modest price. 2016 Borgo Scopeto (Tenuta Caparzo) Chianti Classico Riserva Misciano – Red/dark red fruits, baking and cooking spices, some soil. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Sumptuous and enveloping, but with plenty of structure to support it all, the 2017 captures all the best elements of the house style. In most vintages, the Riserva is quite forthcoming, but readers should be prepared to cellar the 2017. Drink now thru 2036. highly recommended+, 2016 Quercia Al Poggio Chianti Classico Riserva – Attractive red berry, plum, light spice, leather. Castello della Paneretta strada della Paneretta 35 - 50028 Barberino Tavarnelle, Firenze tel. 2016 Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva – A bit high-toned, glossy red fruits. I want several cases. Loads of soil notes, with red (mostly) and some darker red fruits. Please wait for the "your order is ready" email. BUY it by the case. Drink 2024-2047. recommended+, with upside noted. Love it. Really lovely, traditional example that offers a great future. The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Nozzole shows a lot of ripe and concentrated fruit followed by sweet oak spice and toast. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The palate is med/med+, it’s rich, and well-lifted in the middle. YEAR: 2017. Producer Castello di Querceto Vintage 2016 Type Still Colour Red Country Italy Region Tuscany Appellation Chianti Ageing Riserva Sweetness Dry Closure Natural Cork Alcohol 13.50% Body Medium Time in … The wines at this tasting spanned several categories – not all producers release their wines at the same time. That said, I’d like to revisit this in 3-4 years, to see if there’s been a trade – oak for fruit. Long, really nice, with a solid future. Chianti Classico Riserva. ( Log Out /  recommended+, 2016 Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico Riserva – Complex nose of red, spicy fruits, mixed with herbs, and forest floor. recommended+, 2016 Casaloste Chianti Classico Riserva – Plenty of oak on the nose, but with some brief swirling, some nice red fruits, too. Long finish, well structured. A Chianti Classico Gran Selezione must be made from a single estate and have been aged for a full 30 months. OK, but needs to improve from here if it’s going to show better on the whole. And it’s a Riserva which requires additional aging of the wine. Bravo. This riserva is way young, and this address is well known for top quality, so I say revisit in 4-6 years to get a better/proper feel for this wine. The Chianti Classico Riserve comes from a selection of grapes from vineyards which are more suitable for long maturing. Riserva wine has a deep ruby red color and requires a minimum maturation of 24 months including three months of bottle fining, as well as 12,5 degrees as minimum alcohol level. ( Log Out /  Lovely medium body, with plenty of fresh acidity. It’s been nine long years: 2004 Felsina Riserva Rancia, Sundays are my lucky day: 2013 Casa Emma Gran Selezione, Vini Biologici – Natalino del Prete: one of the (way!) The term classico is used in this way in several Italian wine regions ( Orvieto and Valpolicella, for example), although Chianti is the most famous example. Chianti Classico is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established viticultural area. Drink 2021-2035+. Chianti Classico Annata requires a minimumum of 10 months of ageing in wood and bottle before release. Average of 91.3 points in 13 community wine reviews on 2016 Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva, plus professional notes, label images, wine details, and recommendations on when to drink. It’s a Chianti Classico, which is not a classic version of Chianti but rather the premier area within the Chianti region. 2016 Montefioralle Chianti Classico Riserva – Quite a floral and expressive nose. A BIO grown wine; drink 2021 thru 2036. recommended, 2016 Terra di Seta Chianti Classico Riserva, 2016 Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva La Forra. Drink now thru 2032. Decanter. 2016 Villa a Sesta Chianti Classico Riserva – Somewhat high-toned just now, but to in a good way. Perhaps it is the Colorino in the blend, but the Riserva really packs quite a punch in terms of its structural intensity. recommended+. Very long. Chianti offers a ground floor restaurant, all-weather al fresco dining and two private upstairs dining rooms, ideal for intimate celebrations, cocktail parties, corporate functions and events. On the nose, intense notes of wild berries, cherries and blackberries merge with delicate aromas of tobacco and sweet hints of milk chocolate: its bouquet is completed by undertones of aromatic herbs and dried flowers. Love this. Drink 2023-2043. recommended+, 2016 Capannelle Chianti Classico Riserva – Medium-bodied, red-fruited, with plenty of soil notes. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Its savory notes, elegance, and aptness for food pairing make it an impressive bottle to bring to any dinner party. The typical Chianti... producer. 2016 Gagliole Chianti Classico Riserva Gallule – Plump red berries, spice, leather, dust. Chianti Classico must have a minimum alcohol level of at least 12% with a minimum of 7 months aging in oak, while Chianti Classicos labeled riserva must be aged at least 24 months at the winery, with a minimum alcohol level of at least 12.5%. highly recommended+, 2016 Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva – Darker brick red, clear. It is produced from a selection of the best Sangiovese grapes that comes especially from the oldest vineyards. Really solid effort that will need hours of aeration if opening anytime soon (don’t!). Long, really nice, with a solid future. For purists, classicists, whatever, you need this in your cellar. The palate comes across as pretty heavy-handed in this moment (some may like that). One is labeled Chianti Classico Riserva, which requires aging for two years in barrel, plus an additional three months in bottle, before hitting the store shelves. Drink 2021-2037. highly recommended+, 2016 Castello di Monterinaldi Chianti Classico Riserva – Has really developed in these past 6 months. It has a bouquet of rich floral notes, enriched with hints of fruits, pleasantly tannic and well balanced taste with persisting presence. highly recommended+, 2016 I Sodi Chianti Classico Riserva – Oak spice, bright red fruits, soil. That said, this is not something I would seek out, but no doubt there are many that would deeply enjoy this; I wanted more freshness, acidity. Still, it can be recommended, 2016 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Riserva – Oak, red fruits, some soil on the nose: this is rather closed – this sample, anyway. Drink 2023-2038. recommended+, 2016 Rocca delle Macìe Chianti Classico Famiglia Zingarelli Riserva – Really pretty, red-fruited nose, filled with Tuscan dust, and soil. Bravo! There’s a good, deep well of fruit, too, but I think this will enter its preferred plateau in about 4-5 years, and stay there for another 20. highly recommended, 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva – A bit more generous than I was expecting, but there’s plenty of structure, and fresh acidity, too. Our menu is a mix of traditional and modern Italian food and what Italian cooking celebrates. Medium body, plenty of fresh, exciting acidity, and such fine detail all leading to a long, long finish. A touch bitter through the middle actually adds interest to this/it works. highly recommended+, 2016 Renzo Marinai Chianti Classico Riserva – Exciting, the real deal. Medium/med+ body, oaky, but also well-lifted. ( Log Out /  Rooted in history – the Romans cultivated grapes in the region over 700 years ago – this classic wine has had a long and aristocratic history throughout the world. Each year the Consorzio puts on terrific event at the (former) Leopalda Train Station. Structured, long, lovely. recommended+. Of course, just to make things difficult, it has various meanings, but Riserva on a Chianti just means that the wine spends a minimum of two years (in … HOLD. Drink 2022-2031. recommended. Grainy tannins, kind of blocky just now. This is an elegant Sangioveto wine, and one that is easily worth a case, or more, purchase. Our menus, which change several times a year, are focused on seasonal and local and interpreted with precisely the same enthusiasm a new season brings in regional Italy. 2016 Azienda Agricola Panzanello Chianti Classico Riserva – Bright, lively brick red, with the energy flowing over to the highly traditional nose. Drink 2022-2040+ recommended+. The oak seems a bit obtrusive just now, so look at this from 2024-2039+. Ok today, may well improve in 2-4 years. We value our producers because without them our food would be something less. Aroma Incense overtones lead to pencil, wood and graphite as well as cherries macerated in alcohol well integrated with fruity, green and plant nuances, followed by an inky finish. 15k bottles produced; 98% Sangiovese, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Just beautiful, if not so complete right now. I’ve written previously on how the event is organized, etc., so I’ll take this time to describe in detail the wines tasted, with my usual categories of: 2016 Gagliole Chianti Classico Riserva Gallule – Plump red berries, spice, leather, dust. Lovely nose with plenty of red/purple flowers, soil, leather, and sweet cherry. Not for my palate. Whether you are looking for an intimate booking with a small group, or looking to host a major event; Chianti has beautifully appointed function rooms that will suit your needs. highly recommended, 2016 Fattoria di Montecchio Chianti Classico Riserva – Round, a touch modern in the middle, though I think this oak will integrate. As one of the first restaurants in South Australia to be awarded the Ospitalità Italiana accreditation, presented by the Italian Government and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Australia, we are committed to delivering an authentic Italian dining experience and recreating a little piece of Italy in Adelaide. highly recommended+, 2016 Bibbiano Chianti Classico Riserva – If earthy can be (is?) Drink now thru 2027. recommended, 2016 Castello di Albola Chianti Classico Riserva – Oak, red fruits, and a bit of soil. VOLPAIA. Medium-bodied, good, fresh acidity, and a med/med+ finish. Typical aromas, with the added benefit of some stone fruits, and citrus that add some interest to an otherwise unremarkable effort. 2016 Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva – A nice nose of soil/place, and high-toned fruit. Drink 2023-2040+. Drink 2022-2039. recommended, with upside noted. Very good. The emblem of Chianti Classico is the black rooster, or gallo nero. Minimum maturation: 24 mesi: Extract g/l: 25 g/l: Minimum total acidity: 4,5 g/l: Characteristics: Fruity with fine integration of oak that must not predominate but accompany and support the wine’s structure, consistency and persistence. But, it’s really the acidity that I’m enjoying here, keeping this fresh and long. Poggerino Arrivals - Chianti Classico + 'Bugialla' Riserva Over the decades we’ve been fortunate to work with so many great producers from both Australia and across the world. Young, with a solid future. Castello di Querceto, Riserva, Chianti, Classico, 2016. panel. Chianti Classico has two premium tiers, Riserva and Gran Selezione, that are only made in the best years. It may be our fisher mate pulling up at the restaurant door inconveniently at the start of service... or our chefs and front of house staff at the Adelaide Showground Farmer's Market. noteworthy recommendations), The newly released wines of Chianti Classico (2018s), 2017 Chianti Classico, newly released (Feb 2020). Drink now – 2028. recommended+, 2016 Rocca delle Macìe Chianti Classico Classico Riserva Sergioveto – Generous yet still balanced. The frost effected the lower portions of the Volpaia estate. This condition presented extremes which began early bud break in the vineyard followed by a spring frost over late April. Centrally located on Hutt Street (in the Adelaide CBD) Chianti is at the most a 10 minute taxi ride from any of Adelaide’s international hotels and we provide our patrons an elegant dining experience in the friendly warmth of a classic Italian family trattoria. For instance, while some were showing the 2018 Chianti Classico wines, others won’t show those until next year, or later. Needs some more tannic frame to better support the acids/fruits. From humble beginnings in 1985, Chianti is celebrating its 36th year this year. More complexity to follow. An early drinking/approachable riserva with moderate finish, and an easy drinking style. 2016 Terreno Chianti Classico Riserva – Lovely nose, but the palate is all over the place. Good+ soil notes, moderate+ length, good future. This is exciting. That said, the finish is nearly a minute. Our menus, which change several times a year, are focused on seasonal and local and interpreted with precisely the same enthusiasm a new season brings in regional Italy. Typically that checks most of the big boxes for Chianti wines, and bottles that … Each season brings with it a special bounty which our Chefs love to showcase. Remarkably fresh, with vivid purity, and focus. This wine feels like it has been made with an eye toward international markets, thanks to those soft lines, oak renderings and its richly concentrated fruit. Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva is ruby red in color. Wow, does this ever have structure. Drink now thru 2040+. Our Chianti Classico Riserva gets its name and its unmistakable spirit from its birthplace in the heart of Tuscany. Red fruited, fine tannins, a sense of sweet red cherry on the final. Medium(-) body that will probably add weight, and complexity, in time. Good+ for now. HOLD, drink 2023-2035+. Some warmth creeps into the middle, muddling the initial attack. Drink 2024-2040+. Brolio Riserva 2016 Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva (SRP $30) The grapes for this wine also come from the Brolio vineyards. Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva is a blend of Sangiovese together with other complementary varieties produced as a tribute to Antinori’s historic label that has accompanied the family’s winemaking traditions over the years. Very good typicity, really, really good acidity. Drink 2019 thru 2026; may improve slightly from here. An excellent effort that will drink well 2021-2039+. Really long finish, superb purity, and character. Chianti Classico has two additional quality levels, determined by additional aging and levels of quality. MARCHESE ANTINORI Tenute Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva, Chianti 1990 Back to details This product is available in {{Prod.RawData.Auctions.length}} auctions Not something I would seek out, but would drink a glass if offered. Drink now thru 2033. recommended for the style. Chianti Classico Riserva. As a quick recap, Chianti Classico is a … To the highly classico riserva chianti nose would drink a glass if offered this needs but... 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