Montiverdi Vigneto Cipressone Chianti Classico 1998, Docg

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$24.95 (954370)

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87 pts
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June 25, 2011

Critic Reviews (2)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Colour is quite youthful and surprisingly vibrant considering the age of the vintage. However, nose is showing some...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Past it's prime is a charitable description for this wine, despite the suspicious deep purple colour (for a 1998...

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Community Reviews (2)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

It is unbelievable to find a 1998 Chianti at the LCBO and the unbelievable part is that it is for $25. This aged, light bodied wine has intense aromas of red berry compote, leather, pine and vanilla. Tannins are refined to tannic (decant for half to one hour) and the finish is long with balanced acidity. At the beginning, the finish is a bit metallic, but if you wait, it will oxidize away. The closest wine I can compare this Chianti to is the Fortius Grand Reserva 1999 (LCBO# 114363 - no longer available), but about half as intense. My impression: BEAUTIFUL to DIVINE, 91 pts - would highly recommend to try and to buy 4-6 bottles. Tasted July/10.

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Alex Zanella
Alex Zanella

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July 2010

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