Castello Di San Sano Guarnellotto Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$19.25 (317529)

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April 27, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a maturing aroma of pencil eraser, sage, cedar and sundried tomato/cherry fruit. It's medium weight, vibrant...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Starting to mature nicely now, this '08 Chianti Classico is showing a broad array of fruity, spicy and floral...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark red-garnet in colour, the 2008 Guarnellotto offers lovely aromas of wild red fruits, cedarwood, delicate...

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Community Reviews (3)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

Bright ruby-red in color, this Chianti opened up with aromas of sweet and sour cherries, raspberry, red currants, dried herbs, cedar and light floral and mineral notes. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied, spicy with fresh lively red fruit, crisp acidity and light tannins. This finish is long, juicy, spicy and slightly tangy with sweet berry fruit and loads of energy. This is a delicious textbook Chianti Classico, ready to enjoy, paired with pasta in a tomato sauce, spaghetti or Italian pasta. Strongly recommended.

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It's only wine but I like it

An energetic, and delicious Chianti. Bright red fruits (raspberries, and especially sour cherries), notes of earth and leather. Finishes with fine tannin and bright acidity. A real Chianti and a joy to drink. Stellar with meat lasagna. Drink now or hold for 3-5 years. Tasted April 2014.

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Alexander Powell
Alexander Powell

Very ripe fruit here, I'm thinking of wild raspberries; yet the wine itself is very old world. Accompanying the wild raspberries is a restrained chorus of cedar, spice, pine forest, white mushrooms, toasted almond and wax paper. Quite complex, and not exuberant despite its ripeness. The palate is lean and racy, chiseled with raspberry, mushroom and spice. Unwavering structure on the finish- strong, classy and sharp; just a bit too much alcohol showing up is my only grievance. Still, quite excellent; and thankfully not dominated by cabernet!

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