Castello Di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2007, Docg

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$22.95 (216309)

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89 pts
5
June 11, 2011
Gabbiano

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Wood is still dominant in Gabbiano's Chianti Riserva, so allow 1-2 additional years in the cellar to integrate (a...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Already heading into prime time, this is a mellow, very smooth and quite elegant traditionally styled Chianti. The...

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Community Reviews (3)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine is a blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot with alcohol coming in at 14%. This wine opens up with an attractive and exotic nose cherry-plum fruit, prune, chocolate, Asian spices, cedar and underbrush notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, rich and concentrated flavours of sour cherry, cedar and savoury spices, fresh acidity and dusty tannins. Very good length on the finish with nice savoury notes, dark fruit, cedar plus a nice tannic grip making their presence felt till the end. A textbook Sangiovese wine with its nice sweet and sour flavours, oak is starting to integrate with the wine and lose some of its grip. Best in 1-2 year, a wine with lots of flavour, very enjoyable. Enjoy in June 2012.

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Philip Coville
Philip Coville

Followed the advice and let this age and I am glad that I did. The fruit is still present as is the oak influence, while the tannis are more reserved. Overall an excellent chianti.

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Mark Lesniak
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