Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$29.95 (47118)

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86 pts
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September 14, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A wine that is “already performing at purchase time,” like the Chianti Classico but turned up to 11. This has a more...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite beefy Chianti both in terms of flavour and texture. Now at prime, the nose shows ripe prune,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A mature Chianti Classico nearing the end of its life. Notes of earth and leather with a touch of brett/animal just...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a maturing, funky (brettanomyces?)-driven wine, with a palate that's rapidly drying out and turning brittle....

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Substantial in the mouth. Fruit flavors enhanced by a good use of wood. Good, but not special; it lacks a little...

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Community Reviews (2)

Michael  Egerton
Michael Egerton

This is an extremely rustic wine with a controversial nose of horse stable, wet animal and spice. This needs time in the glass to open up and reveal notes of herb, cherry and oak. It's medium bodied with balanced acidity and smooth tannins. At first the rustic (if not flawed) nose was a turn off but as it had time to breath was far more approachable, but at this price I'd look elsewhere.

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