Saturday, March 13, 2021

Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

Another brilliant effort from Antinori in 2016
2015 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva....$27.99

Compare to $36.99 at Total Wine and More in STL
Black currant, cedar, olive, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors suggest Cabernet in the blend, in a positive sense. This red is fluid, elegant and firmly structured, with fine balance and a long, gripping finish. The taut profile shows the potential for aging. Best from 2022 through 2038. 6,000 cases imported.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori (made with Sangiovese and a tiny bit of Merlot to soften out the edges) is a linear and broad red wine that would pair with simple meat or pasta dishes. You get tons of fruit here with cherry, blackberry and a touch of soft baking spice woven in on the close. This pretty vintage is focused and sharp in character
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

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