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Chianti Classico Collection 2021: Tasting Notes (Part 2, I-Z)

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Continued from Part 1, A-H


Il Drago e la Fornace Carbonaie IGT 2015

Deep ruby red in colour. Scented florals, prune, liquorice, range of spice notes. Exotic. Could be a dessert wine. Unusual but welcoming.

Points 91 TW


Il Drago e la Fornace Oro IGT 2015

A blend of Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. Ruby red in colour. Morello cherry aromatics, cinnamon, ginger and star anise. Light texture. Slightly exotic yet savoury. The winemaker has preserved freshness in this wine. Point 92 TW


Il Drago e la Fornace Aldobrandino IGT 2018

Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby red in colour. Racy from the start. Blackberries and black currents sit on a bed of sweet Eastern spice. Aromatics of cedar wood, dried wild mushrooms. Bold and inviting. Its purity of flavours is compelling.

Points 95 TW


Il Palagio di Panzano CC 2016

Ruby red in colour with bright undertones. Fresh warm red cherry, raspberries, faint notes of liquorice and black olive, forest floor. Shows all round balance with fine tannins and fresh acidity.

Points 92 TW


Il Palagio di Panzano CC Riserva 2016

Ruby red in colour. Dark cherry and blackberry, soft liquorice, juniper. Super interesting. Savoury. Has natural richness.

Points 93 TW


Il Poggiolini Il Classico CC 2018

Pale garnet red in colour. Red cherry, dry herb notes. Tart and thin. Alcohol showing on the close.

Points 85 TW


Il Poggiolini La Riserva CC Riserva 2016

Pale garnet in colour. Sour cherry, liquorice, clove and mint. Faint florals. Juicy rounded mouthfeel. Fresh tannins with balanced acidity. Very pleasing.

Points 91 TW


Istine CC 2018

Vivid ruby red in colour. Strong florals, liquorice, red berries, menthol, dried herbs with citrusy notes. Slightly edgy. Fresh clean palate. Tangy acidity leads to juicy close.

Points 91 TW


Istine Le Vigne CC Riserva 2017

Ruby red in colour. Dazzles from the off. Elegant racy dark fruit, of blackberry and blueberry, blood orange, eucalyptus and wet saddle leather. Distinctive spice profile. Richness goes hand in glove with structure and primary flavours. Striking character and super expressive.

Wow!

Points 97 TW


Le Cinciole CC 2017

Ruby red in colour. Black berries, dark cherry, menthol, sweet Eastern spice, cigar leaf tobacco, leather and dry earth. Soft curves of textural richness and depth. Luscious and welcoming.

Points 93 TW


Le Cinciole Aluigi CC Riserva 2016

A seductive rush of red and black fruits introduce nuances of burnt orange peel, baked plum, dry herbs, slate, mint and exotic spice. Wonderful textural depth. Slightly forward tannins but will relax in time. Linear.

Points 94 TW

Le Cinciole Camalaione IGT 2016

Deep ruby red in colour. Black fruit flavours in bold print, wet leather, dry Mediterranean herbs, cedar, liquorice and sweet spice. Slightly exotic. Superb intensity. Poised and polished.

Points 95 TW


Le Regge CC 2018

Bright ruby red in colour. Dazzles from the off: blue florals, blackberries, black olive notes, menthol and cedar. Fresh, inviting. Rounded texture in a framework of layered minerality.

I like this!

Points 94 TW


Le Regge CC Riserva 2016

Deep ruby red in colour with a translucent hue. Red cherry, blood orange, liquorice. Chewy tannins zesty acidity. Rounded texture. Very appealing house style.

Points 93 TW


Lecci e Brocchi CC 2018

Bright ruby red in colour. Fresh red fruits, plum, burnt orange peel. Tight yet polished. Comes up a little short on the mid palate.

Points 90 TW


Lecci e Brocchi Il Chiorba CC Riserva 2017

Ruby red in colour with amber rim. Ripe red cherry, crushed raspberry, vanilla, orange peel, faint notes of sweet tobacco and Eastern spice. Extra kick of mid palate depth. Soft curves. Long and fresh close.

Points 93 TW


Lilliano CC Gran Selezione 2017

Ruby red in colour with pale purple undertones. Sweet dry cherry, raspberries, burnt orange peel, mint, clove. Rich velvet juicy texture framed in fresh ripe tannins and acidity.

Points 94 TW


Lilliano CC Riserva 2017

Ruby red in colour. Black ripe fruits mixed with baking spice. Dry earth, orange peel. Has a flamboyant character to it.

Points 92 TW


Lilliano CC 2018

Intense ruby red in colour. Dry cherry, Kirsch, blood orange, sweet spice, underbush, pink pepper. Fine tannins rest on fresh acidity. Rich fruit continues to the close.

Points 92 TW


Mangiacane CC 2018

Deep ruby red in colour. Red fruit, vanilla, fresh cut flowers. mint. Secondary nuances of sour cherry and faint liquorice. Citrusy character. Comes up short on the back end.

Points 89 TW


Mangiacane CC Riserva 2017

Dark garnet in colour. Ripe red cherry, violet, dried mushroom, saddle leather, burnt orange peel, whiff of menthol. Slightly over extracted but not in a negative way. A “Walter Mitty” character. Medium bodied.

Points 90 TW


Mangiacane Z District CC Gran Selezione 2016

Pale ruby red in colour. A mix of black and red berries, cedar, dry leather, vanilla notes, earthy. Good textural richness. Medium to full bodied.

Points 91 TW


Mannucci Droandi Ceppeto CC 2017

Dark ruby red in colour. Black cherry, crushed blackberry, menthol, cinnamon, Mediterranean dry herbs. Complex and layered. Rich. Juicy. Sour cherry freshness coming of mid palate. Distinctive character.

Points 92 TW


Mannucci Droandi Ceppeto CC Riserva 2016

Deep ruby red in colour. Red cherry, vanilla, spice, sweet tobacco. Smooth texture with fine tannins. Cedar and vanilla notes lead to a long finish. Singular winemaking expression.

Points 93 TW


Maurizio Alongi Vigna Barbischio CC Riserva 2017

Garnet red in colour with translucent undertones. Rich warm dark fruit of blackberry, blueberry and cherry. Balsamic notes, burnt orange peel, faint cedar notes. Fresh. Good texture. Mint and red cherry nuances on inviting clean, long finish.

Points 92 TW


Maurizio Alongi Vigna Barbischio CC Riserva 2018

Pale ruby red with garnet undertones. Dark fruits vie with fresh youthful tannins, menthol. Blue floral aromatics come into play with dark chocolate, Mediterranean herbs and sweet spice.Well structured. Juicy on mid palate. Engaging wine.

Points 93 TW


Monte Calvi CC 2018

Ruby red in colour. Sour cherry, leather, tree bark, nutshell. Good aromatics. Forward but not overdone. Points 92 TW


Monte Maggio CC 2015

Bright ruby red in colour. Blue floral aromatics and sea pebble minerality lead the way to red fruits and spice. Completely at ease with itself. Great energy. Rich and linear to the close.

Points 93 TW


Monte Maggio CC Gran Selezione 2012

Intense ruby red in colour. Crushed blueberries blackberries, violet, blood orange, dried Mediterranean herbs. Has clarity and precision. Second wave of sweet tobacco and vanilla. Palate is polished. Fine tannins. Delivers beautifully.

Points 93 TW


Monte Maggio CC Riserva 2013

Ruby red in colour. Violet floral aroma mixed with dried sweet cherry, raspberry, dry leather, earth. Faint notes of roast meat. Velvet texture expands on the mid palate to give a beguiling show of structure and freshness. Zesty character.

Point 93 TW


Montecchio CC 2019

Ruby red in colour. Red cherry, blackberry, vanilla, clove, slate. Showing youthful tension.

Tight. Comes up a little short.

Points 89-91 TW


Montecchio CC 2017

Pale ruby red with purple undertones. Red fruits abound. Liquorice, faint spice notes, dry herbs. Savoury. Soft entry. Tightness comes from strong tannins. Balanced. Zesty acidity expressed on the close.

Points 91 TW

Montecchio Pasquino CC Gran Selezione 2015

Intense ruby red in colour. Fresh red cherry and plum mingle with sweet spice, showing an intense and elegant offering. Further nuances of tobacco, mocha, dry earth and nutshell assist in delivering a smooth rich, complete and balanced wine.

Points 94 TW


Montecchio CC Riserva 2015

Ruby red in colour. Red berries, dark plum, dry earth and liquorice. Caressing tannins spread across your palate bringing a rich, velvety wine of poise and polish.

Great balance and texture.

Points 93 TW


Montecchio CC Riserva 2016

Intense ruby red in colour. Fresh red fruits, saddle leather, sweet spice, dry forest floor.

Tannins are dusty and compact. Oyster shell undertone. Generous yet elegant. Memorable.

Points 94 TW

Oliviera Campo di Mansueto CC 2018

Pale garnet red in colour. Sour cherry, grassy notes. Bitter citrus rind.

Points 84 TW


Oliviera Quaranta CC 2019

Pale ruby red in colour. Sour cherry, faint aromatics of violet. Hint of liquorice. No structure or body.

Point 85 TW


Podere l’Aja CC 2016

Ruby red in colour. Red cherry, raspberry and blue floral notes. Has filled out since last tasting in June 2019. Drink now.

Points 92 TW


Podere l’Aja Campione di Botte CC 2018

Bright ruby red in colour. Red cherry, soft raspberry, white truffle, faint liquorice, dry earth. So juicy and expressive. Coates the mouth in dense sways of ripe fruit with just enough of structure and acidity to retain balance. Wonderful perfumed exit. Bravo!

Points 94 TW


Podere l’Aja L’Ingegnere IGT 2016

Ruby red in colour with dark orange hue. Although an IGT blend, this wine is all about Sangiovese and especially the Sangiovese from this estate in Radda. Showing ripeness and structure. Wild cherry, blood orange and red plum. The back end shows a play between citrus notes, blue florals and sea pebble minerality. A wine of impact.

Points 95 TW

Podere l’Aja CC Riserva 2016

Ruby red in colour. A wine showing its terroir. Red fruits, sweet spice, liquorice and dry earth. Dense, rich, moves between soft and angular textures. Full of character.

Points 93 TW


Podere l’Aja Chielle CC 2016

Ruby red in colour. A wine made from 40year old vines. Shows class in its complexity. Outstanding fruit quality. Primary flavours. Gives balance and precision. Unexpectedly elegant.

Points 95 TW


Podere Poggetto Tinìa CC 2015

Pale garnet red in colour. Morello cherry, redcurrant, liquorice, clove, dry herbs. Velvet texture. Juicy. Has poise. Zesty acidity. Long finish.

Points 93 TW


Podere Terreno CC 2019

Pale translucent garnet red in colour. Red cherry, menthol, liquorice, orange peel. Soft texture held in place with harmonised tannins and acidity. A little disjointed but very pleasant all the same.

Points 90 TW


Podere Terreno CC Riserva 2017

Pale ruby red in colour. Overbearing scent notes, cherry fruit soaked in spirit, wet forest floor, clove. Bitter orange peel with aromas of nail varnish

Points 85 TW


Poggerino CC 2019

Pale ruby red in colour. Beautiful aromas of fresh rose and violet petals blend with black cherry, orange peel, baking spice and mint. Stunning rich texture. Dense and juicy. Broad long finish.

Points 93 TW


Poggerino Bugialla CC Riserva 2018

Bright ruby red in colour. Red cherry, berries, dry leather, liquorice, blood orange and mint. Full of character. Mild floral aromatics add to the pleasure. Fine tannins. Fresh acidity. Great length and balance. Points 94 TW


Poggi Regini CC 2019

Garnet red in colour with purple undertones. Red and black berries, cherry, sweet exotic spice, rose notes, liquorice and Mediterranean herbs. Mid weight with integrated tannins. Drink now.

Points 91 TW


Poggio al Sole Casasilia CC Gran Riserva 2017

Intense ruby red in colour. Dark fruits abound. Faint spice notes, cigar tobacco, forest floor. Savoury. Rich textured mouth feel. Compact tannins. Citrus notes on the back end. Has poise and charm.

Points 93 TW


Poggio al Sole CC 2018

Bright ruby red in colour. Blended nuances of red cherry, pomegranate, burnt orange peel, cinnamon and spring cut flowers. Primary flavours. Bright and Translucent. Bordering on elegant.

Points 92 TW

Poggio Torselli Toscana Rosso IGT 2018

Ruby red in colour with purple rim. Sweet perfumed red fruit, liquorice, clove, orange peel, menthol. Fresh, crisp and clean mouthfeel. Shows energy in the glass.

Points 90 TW


Poggio Torselli CC 2016

Deep ruby red in colour. Fruits of red cherry, raspberry and strawberry. Vanilla notes, cedar, spice, white smoke and forest floor. Dusty tannins. Rounded acidity.

Points 92 TW


Poggio Torselli CC Gran Selezione 2016

Deep ruby red in colour. Sensational aromatics of ripe cherry, crushed raspberry, Eastern spice and sweet pipe tobacco. Dry leather and vanilla add to this rich complex wine.

Memorable!

Points 93 TW


Poggio Torselli CC Riserva 2016

Red ruby in colour. Blackberry, blueberry, plum, spice, roasted coffee bean, vanilla oaky notes. Powdery tannins and fresh acidity assist the solid core of fruit and nuances. Robust and approachable.

Points 93 TW

Pomona CC 2018

Pale ruby red in colour. Red cherry, violet, Eastern spice, orange peel, crushed stone, liquorice. Medium bodied. Caressing tannins. Elements come together.

Points 91 TW


Pomona CC Riserva 2017

Ruby red in colour. Warm crushed cherry, cedar, medley of dry blue flowers and Mediterranean herbs. Savoury. A touch under full bodied. Well crafted. points 92 TW


Principi Corsini Villa Le Corti CC 2018

Pale ruby red in colour. Warm red cherry, eucalyptus, pomegranate. Wonderful tannins structure: balance given by fresh acidity. Showing youthful exuberance. Will relax in time.

Points 92 TW


Principi Corsini Villa Le Corti Cortevecchia CC Riserva 2016

Bright ruby red in colour. Back cherry, blood orange, liquorice, grilled Mediterranean herbs. Citrusy character. Balanced and refined.

Points 93 TW

Principi Corsini Villa Le Corti Zac CC Gran Selezione 2016

Dark ruby red in colour. Red cherry, liquorice, orange peel, cigar box, refreshing minty acidity bring together all the qualities of this vintage. Back end adds further dimensions.

Points 94 TW


Principi Corsini Villa Le Corti Don Tommaso CC Gran Selezione 2016

Intense ruby red in colour. Red cherry, plum, blood orange, blue floral notes. Such poise like a ballerina. A charming and pretty wine.

Points 95 TW


Querceto Di Castellina L’Aura CC 2018

Ruby red in colour. Red cherry, mint, orange peel, vanilla, baking spice. Appealing supple fruit palate. Light on its feet. Elements come together. Savoury.

Points 92 TW


Querceto Di Castellina Sei CC Gran Selezione 2017

Intense ruby red in colour. Red cherry, pomegranate, blood orange, grilled Mediterranean herbs. Tannins once structured have left only a shadow behind. Acidity still frames the wine.

Shows pedigree. Bright, fresh and linear.

Points 93 TW


Quercia al Poggio CC 2018

Garnet red in colour. Black cherry, black berry, dry leather, baked plum with star anice and cinnamon, blue florals. Fine fresh tannins and acidity. Balanced. Savoury and earthy.

Points 94 TW


Quercia al Poggio CC Riserva 2015

Deep garnet red in colour. Black cherry, black berries, dry leather, cigar leaf, liquorice, mocha. Earthy. Mid palate showing dense texture. Juicy with nuances of smoke and Eastern spice. Has energy and tension.

Points 93 TW


Ricasoli 1141 Brolio CC Riserva 2017

Ruby red in colour with garnet undertones. Predominant black fruits followed by fresh red cherry lined with chewy tannins. Light sweet spice notes. Citrusy edge on the close

Points 92 TW


Ricasoli 1141 Brolio CC Riserva 2018

Intense ruby red in colour. Supple red fruit blend with violet petals faint spice notes and vanilla. House style is very appealing.

Points 93 TW


Ricasoli 1141 Brolio CC 2018

Ruby red in colour. Red fruits, blue flower aromas, balsamic notes. Clean fresh mouthfeel. Balanced and inviting.

Points 92 TW


Ricasoli 1141 Brolio CC 2019

Bright ruby red in colour with translucent purple undertones. Lifted nose of scented cherry fruit, orange peel, star anise, fresh cut spring flowers. Warm, inviting, succulent entry broadens on the mid palate finally giving way to a fresh juicy long finish. It you wanted to find out about this Estate’s Terroir, it is here in spades!

Points 93 TW


Ricasoli 1141 Roncicone CC Gran Selezione 2017

Intense ruby red in colour. Spectacular aromas of dry sweet cherry, baked plum and baking spice. Finely etched minerality. Vibrancy is tangible. Freshness that give suppleness.

Points 96 TW


Ricasoli 1141 Ceniprimo CC Gran Selezione 2017

Deep ruby red in colour with translucent shards of light. High pitched floral notes interplay with dark cherry, vanilla and eucalyptus. Forceful but not overdone. Great balance and density. Plush tannins. Endless finish.

Points 96 TW


Ricasoli 1141 Colledilà CC Gran Selezione 2017

Bright ruby red in colour. Intense mix of heady florals and sweet black fruits. Zest of orange peel. Ultra fine tannins carry minty fresh acidity to the mid palate. Vertical. Balanced with drive and power. Trophy winner of a wine.

Points 97 TW


Riecine CC 2019

Ruby red in colour. Refined blue floral notes interplay with red cherry, raspberry, blood orange and spice notes. Plush tannins. Good length and balance.

Points 92 TW


Riecine CC Riserva 2018

Ruby red in colour. Ripe red cherry, crushed strawberry, violet florals. Distinctive spice profile. Full bodied. Energy with tension. Powerful yet refined.

Points 94 TW


Rocca delle Macìe Famiglia Zingarelli CC 2019

Pale ruby red in colour. Sweet dried cherry, blood orange, dry earth, black pepper. Sour notes on the back end. Drink now.

Points 89 TW


Rocca delle Macìe Sergioveto CC Riserva 2018

Ruby red in colour. Red cherry, blackberry, eucalyptus, liquorice, mint, wet earth. Showing chewy tannins and fresh acidity. Balanced with a linear structure.

Points 92 TW


Rocca delle Macìe Riserva di Fizzano CC Gran Selezione 2018

Intense ruby red in colour. Ripe raspberry, wild strawberry, floral aromatics. Layered minerality. Finely grained tannins. Full of character.

Points 93 TW


Rocca delle Macìe Famiglia Zingarelli CC Riserva 2018

Ruby red in colour. Red berries, orange peel, spice, cedar aromatics. Medium bodied. Soft curves.

Points 90 TW


Rocca delle Macìe Sergio Zingarelli CC Gran Selezione 2017

Intense ruby red in colour. Red cherry, dried herbs, floral notes, blood orange, cinnamon and minty acidity. Full bodied. Distinctly racy personality.

Points 92 TW


Rocca di Montegrossi CC 2019

Intense ruby red in colour with faint purple undertone. Sweet red cherry, wild strawberry, crushed blackberry, orange zest. Youthful zesty acidity. Fresh tannins encircle fruit core. Balanced. Shows linear progression to the close.

Points 92 TW


Rocca di Montegrossi Vigneto San Marcellino CC Gran Selezione 2016

Bright ruby red in colour. Elegant racy fruits of red cherry, baked plum, Sicilian blood orange, blend with cigar box and Mediterranean herbs. Contains the “Big Bang” of energy in its core yet shows a refined edge. The purity of flavours is compelling.

Points 97 TW


Rocca di Montegrossi Geremia IGT 2016

Deep ruby red in colour. Dark cherry, plum, bitter chocolate, mint, liquorice and spice notes, start this mystical journey with stunning textural richness. Super expressive. It’s flirtatious! 15% ABV not in evidence. A masterpiece of blending.

Points 97 TW


San Fabiano Calcinaia CC 2019

Pale ruby in colour. Red cherry, blackberry, baked plum, crushes candy. Fresh clean entry. Soft and enveloping. Flushes out on mid palate bringing a citrusy character. Good minerality.

Points 92 TW


San Fabiano Cellole CC Gran Selezione 2015

Deep ruby red in colour. Notes of ripe cherry, crushed raspberry, liquorice, balsamic hints. Balanced. Linear. Oaky character. Interesting energetic close.

Points 92 TW


Santo Stefano CC 2017

Ruby red in colour. Red cherry, wild strawberry, liquorice, menthol, clove, harmonise with ultra fine tannins, fresh acidity and crushed stone minerality to offer a balanced, juicy wine with a fresh, clean finish.

Points 92 TW


Santo Stefano CC Gran Selezione 2016

Intense ruby red in colour with purple hue. Blackberries, black current, blood orange, liquorice, red floral aromas. Compact tannins. Fresh acidity. All things in the right place.

Points 91 TW

Santo Stefano Drugo CC Riserva 2017

Deep garnet red in colour. Ripe black fruits of blackberry and blueberry work with cherry, leather, pipe tobacco and vanilla in a distinctive muscular style. The body sculpted by the “School of Michelangelo.” Balanced acidity and tannins. Good length on the close.

Points 93 TW


Solatione CC 2015

Bright ruby red in colour. Red cherry, soft berries, plum, faint spice notes, blue florals. Fresh and clean, with crushed stones minerality. Balanced. Has finesse.

Points 92 TW


Solatione CC Riserva 2015

Intense ruby red in colour. Elegant, racy, dark fruit, baked plum, clove, vanilla, violet petals, orange zest. The winemaker has preserved freshness in this wine. Bright and distinctive.

Points 93 TW


Stomennano CC 2018

Ruby red in colour. Black fruits, plum, faint leather, menthol notes. Earthy and savoury. Close knit tannins. A little subdued.

Points 88 TW


Tenuta di Arceno CC Riserva 2018

Dark ruby red in colour. Red cherry, plum, blood orange, sage and violet floral. Shows superb intensity. Sweet tobacco and liquorice alongside zesty mineral finish.

Points 92 TW


Tenuta di Arceno Arcanum IGT 2016

Cabernet Franc led blend.

Dark ruby red in colour. Opens up with a beguiling display of black fruits, wet leather, spice, black olives and cigar box. Huge presence. Potent. Gives layers of pleasure. Wow.

Points 98 TW


Tenuta di Arceno Valadorna IGT 2016

Merlot led blend.

Deep ruby red in colour. Blackberries, dry leather, pipe tobacco,Eastern spice. Dense and sumptuous. Seamless and unwavering linearity.

Points 95 TW


Tenuta di Arceno CC 2018

Bright ruby red in colour. Red berry, raspberry, rose petal aromas, liquorice.Polished. A wine of impact.

Points 93 TW


Tenuta di Arceno Strada al Sasso CC Gran Selezione 2018

Intense ruby red in colour. Red fruits, rose aromatics, mocha, spice. Super expressive. Finesse with energy. Plenty of verve.

Points 93 TW


Tenuta di Arceno il Fauno di Arcanum IGT 2018

Ruby red in colour. Rich fruits comprising cherry and pomegranate lead nuances of dry forest floor and wild mushroom. Plush and silky. Cabernet Franc spice box along with lemon peel and bitter chocolate notes on the very persistent finish.

Points 93 TW

Tenuta La Gabbiola CC Riserva 2017

Red ruby in colour. Mix of red and black berries, menthol, spice and forest floor. Rich texture. Bitter cherry notes on mid palate completely overshadow all else.

Points 88 TW


Tenuta La Gabbiola CC 2018

Ruby red in colour with purple undertones. Warm red cherry, pipe tobacco, wet forest floor, beetroot. Slightly over extracted.

Points 89 TW


Tenuta Poggio Ai Mandorli CC Gran Selezione 2013

Deep ruby red in colour. Black berries and black currents mixed with dry cherry. Espresso aroma. Slight taste of green tanning that leaves a feeling of dry mid palate.

Points 90 TW


Tenuta San Vincenti CC 2018

Ruby red in colour with purple undertones. Warm raspberries, iodine, roast meat, black berries and mint. Full bodied. A wine of impact. Lingers on the mid palate. Structured with a long finish.

Points 93 TW


Tenuta San Vincenti CC Riserva 2017

Deep ruby red in colour. Morello cherry, pomegranate, burnt orange peel, raspberries, eucalyptus.

Dusty tannins framed in fresh acidity. Crushed pebble minerality. Liquorice notes on the close.

Points 94 TW


Tenuta San Vincenti CC Gran Selezione 2015

Ruby red in colour. Spectacular aromas of red and black fruit, liquorice. Very serious. Mid palate shows fine tannins, crushed terracotta tile and white smoke.

Balanced. Structured and linear.

Point 95 TW

Terrabianca Sacello CC 2019

Pale ruby red in colour with translucent purple rim. Ripe cherry, wild strawberry, vanilla, eucalyptus, dry leaf tobacco. Caressing texture. Incredible balance. Refined natural richness.

Points 93 TW


Terrabianca Croce CC Riserva 2016

Pale ruby red in colour. Red cherry, vanilla, sweet tobacco, saddle leather, faint mocha and underbush. Rounded texture. Compact tannins. Fresh acidity. All things in the right place.

Points 93 TW


Terre di Melazzano Riscoperto CC 2019

Dark ruby red in colour. Red cherry, damp forest floor, blood orange, wet leather, clove. Powdery tannins. Citrusy character. A little lean.

Points 88 TW


Terre di Melazzano Chi Andrè CC 2018

Deep ruby red in colour. Blackberries, baked plum, sour cherry notes on mid palate. Distinctive minerality. Savoury and earthy.

Points 89 TW


Terre di Melazzano CC Gran Selezione 2015

Intense ruby red in colour. Black fruits, leather, cassis. Rich and powerful. Juicy textured. Structured with forward tannins and zesty acidity.

Points 90 TW


Terreno CC 2018

Pale ruby red in colour. Fresh red cherry, crushed raspberry, menthol, liquorice and sweet spice. Soft entry. Linear. Fades after mid palate.

Points 87 TW


Terreno ASofia CC 2016

Bright ruby red in colour. Ripe fresh red cherry, vanilla, dry herbs. Superb intensity. Integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Clean. Expressive with a long finish.

Points 93 TW


Terreno Sillano CC Riserva 2017

Translucent ruby red in colour with purple rim. Perfumed aromas of red cherry, clove, rose petal, baking spice. Slightly exotic. Freshness and energy on mid palate with long juicy balanced close.

Points 92 TW


Tolaini Vallenuova CC 2019

Pale ruby red in colour. Bright and translucent. A subtle mix of red and black fruits, gentle floral aromatics. Eucalyptus, liquorice, white pepper. Tannins tip toe over light acidity. Mid weight.

Points 92 TW

Tolaini Montebello Sette CC Gran Selezione 2016

Ruby red in colour. Opulence of ripe cherry blood orange, cinnamon and rose petal. Integrated structure leaves just a shadow. Juicy texture spreads across mid palate adding linear energy to a long finish.

Points 94 TW


Tregole CC 2017

Garnet in colour. Fresh red fruit, orange peel, blackcurrant, mint, wet leather. Medium bodied. Tangy acidity.

Points 89 TW


Tregole CC Riserva 2015

Intense ruby red in colour. Red cherry crushed raspberry, dry Mediterranean herbs, liquorice, eucalyptus, rose petal. Rich juicy texture. Elegant body. Finely structured. Lasting finish.

Points 93 TW

Tregole IGT 2015

Bright ruby red in colour. Red cherry, sweet pipe tobacco, range of spice notes. Robust. Nicely rounded. Good tension.Narrows to a long finish.

Points 91 TW

Valdellecorti CC 2017

Ruby red in colour. Red cherry, Aromas of blue flowers and cedar. Cigar box, spice. Savoury with good balance and integration.

Points 92 TW


Valdellecorti CC Riserva 2017

Ruby red in colour. Cherry, black berries and violet florals coat your mouth followed by tangy acid that open the mid palate to an intense mineral driven finish.

Points 93 TW


Valiano Poggio Teo CC 2018

Bright ruby red in colour. Red cherry, pomegranate, plum, blood orange, range of spice notes. Fine tannins. Fresh acidity. Velvet texture. Notes of sweet tobacco and crushed nutshell on the close.

Points 93 TW


Valiano 6.38 CC Gran Selezione 2018

Ruby red in colour with purple undertones. Sweet red cherry, orange peel, liquorice. Needs plenty of aeration to coax out nuances. Mid weight. Savoury with dried mushroom. Textured with a rich, juicy, spicy character. Broadens on the mid palate and has a very long finish.

Points 94 TW


Vallepicciola Lapina CC Gran Selezione 2017

Ruby red in colour. Baked plum, crushed ripe red berries, Eastern spice. Youthful tannins balanced against fresh acidity. Full bodied. Full of of verve. Needs aeration.

Points 94 TW


Vallepicciola CC Riserva 2017

Intense ruby red in colour. Red cherry, forest floor, dry leather, blue floral notes. Chewy tannins. Tangy acidity. Energy and tension. Agile.

Points 93 TW


Vallepicchiola CC 2019

Ruby red with purple undertones. Incredible aromas of concentrated red cherry and blackcurrant under a canopy of essence of orange peel, sweet spice and florals. Iron. Minty freshness assists ripe tannins. Overall quality, balance and depth are sublime.

Points 95 TW


Valvirginio La Verità CC Riserva 2014

Bright ruby red in colour. Mix of red and black fruit. Soft texture with grippy tannins. Spice. Fresh and compact. Faint smoke and mint on the close.

Points 91 TW


Valvirginio Nero dei Venti CC 2015

Intense ruby red in colour. Ripe fruit quality of raspberry, blackberry, orange peel. Vanilla aroma. Oaky character. Dusty tannins, Rapier acidity. Punchy.

Points 92 TW


Vecchie Terre di Montefili Bruno di Rocca IGT 2016

Dark ruby red in colour. Ripe black fruits of blackberry, blueberry and plum mingle with liquorice, leather, smoke, spice and damp forest floor. The result is an expressive, rounded, rich, deep texture. Thanks to the Cabernet Sauvignon grape quality a greater level of sophistication will, in time, enhance this wine even further.

Points 96+ TW


Vecchie Terre di Montefili CC 2018

Dark ruby red in colour. Totally different from the 2017 vintage. Such weight in the glass. Blackberry, baked plum, liquorice, dark cherry, blood orange, powdered cinnamon, dry leather and menthol notes. Solid fruit core framed with fresh juicy acidity and ultra fine tannins. Beguiling. Tangy resonance on the back end. Finish just goes on and on. Wow!

Points 95 TW


Vecchie Terre di Montefili CC Gran Selezione 2017

Pale ruby red in colour. Fresh red fruits, orange peel, scented spice, liquorice, sage and camphor. A little slow out of the blocks. Shows poise but lacks inner profile.

Points 91 TW


Vecchie Terre di Montefili Anfiteatro IGT 2016

Intense ruby red in colour. So much pumping through the veins of this wine: blackberry, blackcurrant, blood orange, an array of spice notes, mocha and eucalyptus. Fresh as the morning dew. Balanced like gold scales. Outstanding.

Points 97 TW


Vegi CC 2018

Garnet red in colour. Red cherry, rose petal, iron, violet florals, blood orange, dried Mediterranean herbs. Soft sweet texture. Good balance. Slight bitter edge which keeps everything in place to the close.

Points 93 TW


Vegi Silvio Chiostri CC Riserva 2017

Ruby red in colour, with an amber rim. Needs aeration. Red fruits, orange peel, dry earth, faint florals, liquorice. Mid weight. Slight chewy tannins. Racy acidity. Tight.

Points 92 TW


Vignamaggio Terre di Prenzano CC 2018

Pale ruby red in colour. Soft red cherry, menthol, burnt orange peel, mint, cedar, faint blue florals. Presents itself well. Mid palate tightens at first with youthful tannins, then relaxes to let fresh acidity give a clean finish.

Points 91 TW


Vignamaggio Gherardino CC Riserva 2017

Ruby red in colour. Dark cherry, Kirsch, blood orange, mint, tobacco, dry herbs. Fades then comes again. Savoury. Inwards looking at present. Needs more bottle time but, make no mistake, this is a fabulous wine waiting to show itself.

Points 93+ TW


Vignamaggio Monna Lisa CC Gran Selezione 2017

Translucent ruby red in colour. Purity of fruit flavour is impressive, assisted by nuances of mint, liquorice, violet and blood orange. Needs plenty of aeration. Powerful yet refined. Excellent balance and structure. A beauty!

Points 94 TW


Vigneti La Selvanella CC Riserva 2015

Ruby red in colour. Purity of fruit is outstanding: ripe cherry, warm raspberry, oaky vanilla, dry leather, puff of smoke. Distinctive spice notes. Rich. savoury. Textural. Glorious mouthfeel. Fantastic length and balance.

Points 95 TW


Vigneti La Selvanella CC Riserva 2016

Ruby red in colour. Red cherry, red berries, blood orange, slight tobacco leaf, nuances of Eastern spice, dry earthy tones. Oak note. Savoury. Purity of flavour underlines this vintage showing Chianti Classico at its best.

Points 95 TW


Vignole CC 2017

Mid ruby red in colour. Red fruits of plum, cherry and raspberry mix with spice, chocolate and herbs. Some earthy notes. Has tannic bite which detracts from the experience.

Points 91 TW


Vignole Campicaia CC Riserva 2015

Ruby red with garnet undertones in colour. Sour cherry, blackberries, black tea, dry leather, under bush. Well integrated tannins with fresh acidity.

Points 92 TW


Villa Calcinaia CC 2018

Ruby red in colour with faint purple undertones. Heady bouquet of sweet ripe cherries, raspberries, eucalyptus.Rich. Soft texture. Citrusy character on mid palate broadening to a clean fresh close. Points 92 TW


Villa Calcinaia CC Riserva 2017

Bright ruby red in colour. Red and black fruits lead liquorice, mint, sweet spice, and pipe tobacco, Fresh youthful tannins interplay with rapier acidity in this gently Burgundian style offering. Tremendous resonance.

Points 93 TW


Villa Calcinaia Cararsa Rosso dei Colli della Toscana Centrale 2016

Dark ruby red in colour. Needs plenty of aeration: then it starts to tell its secrets. Sweet dry cherry, burnt orange peel, blue floral notes. Texture has sharp edges bringing a fresh clean mouthfeel. A little dry on the back end.

Points 91 TW


Villa Calcinaia Vigna Bastignano CC Gran Selezione 2018

Ruby red in colour. Blackberry, Black current, liquorice, iron, orange peel. Iris floral notes. Savoury and earthy. Brooding and muscular. Plenty of structure. Epic!

Points 94 TW


Villa Calcinaia Vigna la Fornace CC Gran Selezione 2018

Ruby red in colour. Spectacular floral bouquet interacts with fresh ripe fruit. Fine tannins host zesty acidity. Ethereal quality. Delivers beautifully.

Points 95 TW

Villa Calcinaia Contessa Luisa CC Gran Selezione 2018

Bright ruby red in colour. Soft ripe sweet black fruits, dry cherry and raspberries, cigar tobacco. Balanced like the scales of justice. Exudes class. Second nuances coming off mid palate: bitter chocolate, star anise and a puff of white smoke. Long and caressing close.

Points 96 TW


Villa Cerna Primocolle CC 2017

Light ruby red in colour. Red cherry, wet earth, leather, smoke, wild mushroom, sweet tobacco. Soft juicy texture. Concentrated nuances of blood orange with clove on the back end.

Points 91 TW

Villa Cerna CC Riserva 2016

Bright ruby red in colour. A medley of ripe red fruits and wild strawberry. Violet florals, liquorice and sweet vanilla infused tobacco. Layered minerality. Bold and inviting.

Points 92 TW


Villa Rosa CC Gran Selezione 2016

Ruby red in colour. Fresh red cherry, orange peel, vanilla notes, tea leaf, dry leather. Second wave of aromas consist of floral and sweet spice. Superbly constructed. Balanced like a tightrope walker. Held together with a framework of fresh tannins and ripe acidity. Ample and generous. Long close.

Points 95 TW


Villa Rosa Ribaldoni CC 2016

Intense ruby red in colour. Black cherry, blackberries, blueberries, baking spice, cedar aromatics. Savoury. Has freshness and energy. The silky tannins encircle the rich fresh fruit giving delineation to a long close.

Points 93 TW

Viticcio CC 2018

Dark ruby red in colour. Blackberry, raspberry, liquorice, black tea. Well extracted. Aromatic. Great weight.

Points 91 TW


Viticcio Prunaio CC Gran Selezione 2016

Intense ruby red in colour. Fresh ripe red cherry, plum, mix of floral and dried Mediterranean herbs, baking spice. Rich palate. Distinctly exotic personality. Needs aeration.

Points 93 TW


Viticcio CC Riserva 2017

Deep ruby red in colour. Intensity of dark cherry, menthol, spice, liquorice and dark chocolate. Muscular. Terrific persistence. Dark juice just pumps through the veins of the body of this wine.

Points 93 TW

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