Poggio Bonelli Chianti Classico Riserva 2006, Docg

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$28.95 (180067)

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90 pts
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October 02, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Crafted distinctly in the modern style, the ’06 Poggio Bonelli is a delicious Riserva that collectors should not...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is shockingly dark, aberrant Chianti with a lovely super-ripe lifted nose of black licorice, vanilla, leather,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

An evidently serious example of Chianti here, with abundant wood aromas dominating the nose; this needs considerable...

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Community Reviews (3)

Gary Killops
Gary Killops

This is a very good Chianti, but I wish I had not opened this one just yet. It is going to improve with a little cellar time.

It's a big red with a full bodied mouthfeel. Very ripe. Nice secondary leather, cigar box notes.

Big acidity making this one very food friendly with red sauces.

I am heading back to the LCBO to buy a few more to put in my cellar.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine is already 6 years old but the color his still very dark, opaque ruby. On the nose, the aromas are dominating by oak characteristics; roasted coffee, leather, smoky, vanilla and concentrated cherry/dark plum. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied (alcohol coming in at 14%), soft texture, concentrated flavours, balance acidity and woodsy tannins. Medium length and a mild dryness on the finish, with a more masculine, intense example of Sangiovese (this wine is 100% Sangiovese).
What I like about Sangiovese is the see saw tug of war between sweet and sour fruit, earthy and floral notes but in my view and for my palate this wine is overripe, over concentrated and over oak. This shows that the obsession with the over use of oak maturation is not limited to the new world wines unfortunately. Tasted on October 16, 2012.

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