Rocca Di Castagnoli Chianti Classico 2011, Docg

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$19.95 (222810)

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90 pts
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October 25, 2014

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a pleasantly savoury and sour red fruit-scented example, classically styled. The palate is firm and well...

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Trevor Sabourin
Trevor Sabourin

Great value.

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Steven Elder
Steven Elder

This was a very pleasant surprise. Quite deep colour, and full nose of plums and spice. Med to full bodied, with ripe fruit and and just enough tannin to make it a great food wine. Nice modern winemaking while staying anchored in Tuscan soil. Will hold a few years, but it's so delicious now why bother. Very good value.

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Alex Zanella
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David Brodati
David Brodati

What a pleasant CC here, with ripe red cherry fruit leading the way. A hint of licorice and a touch of well integrated oak offering a slight whiff of baking spice. Medium body on the palate, the cherry fruit is countered by a savoury late palate. Refined tannins, balanced acidity and very good length. A touch hot on the finish keeps the score just under 90. Very food friendly and good value. Nov. 2014.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Bright and lively CC here, with vibrant sour cherry and red currant fruits supported by firm acidity and well-judged tannin. Oak is a non-issue, and the wine remains faithful to its Tuscan roots. For fans of real Sangiovese. Nicely done. Serve with a slight chill. For drinking now or should hold a few years. Tasted Oct 2014.

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