Castello D'albola Riserva Chianti Classico 2008, Docg

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$24.95 (315150)

  • None
     
  • Drink Now Or Cellar
  • 8989

89 pts
8
October 25, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Prototypical, pretenseless CCR, in two chords and four crotchets to the bar. In peak form, tied up in sweet,...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (3)
David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is surprisingly fresh for a 2008, and a delightful example of authentic Chianti. It's pale-ish ruby-garnet. The...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark ruby in colour with a touch of red currant, the 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva displays lovely aromas of red...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A nicely mature, lean and savoury Chianti, neither modern nor traditional in style, with tart acids and decent...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)

Community Reviews (4)

Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

Nice food friendly Chianti here, but at the price just a tad over-valued. Lots of savoury notes like dried herbs and pencil shavings, mixed with red fruits. Vibrant acidity and firm tannins beg for food. Solid food wine if just a tad over-priced.

8989
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Now at or near its peak, this is a lovely and especially food-friendly Chianti, elegant and restrained, perhaps too restrained, yet also juicy and widely appealing. There are complex herb, earth, leather, licorice, and spice notes, but the star is the attractive combination of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, and currant, a sweet-sour mix that works really well while reinforced by the darker, richer components. What keeps this from being a 90 is a slight bitterness on the finish as well as a certain lack of depth overall, but it's otherwise a very pleasant wine.

8989
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Here's a well made Chianti with super fine tannins, soft cherry vanilla, leather and cedary woodsy notes. This wine is all about subtleties however. It lacks the depth of its modern day rivals. It's an honest wine, and I probably would have rated it a point higher if it was $15.

8888
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)

Visit my website www.winelightmedia.com
jacol
8585
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)