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Castello di Volpaia - Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 (750ml)

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Producer Castello di Volpaia
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2018
Sku 5115
Size 750ml
 Grown Organically 

Castello di Volpaia Description

The Chianti Classico Riserva has a ruby-red hue with a trace of garnet. The nose is elegant, displaying hints of spice and fruit. This a well-structured wine with smooth tannins and a long finish.

Vinous: 93 Points

The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva is fabulous. There are more 'important' wines in the range, but the Riserva delivers superb quality for the money. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice and cloves show a darker side of Sangiovese that is quite attractive. Ample and virile in feel, the 2018 has the stuffing to develop well for many years to come.

Decanter: 93 Points

Produced since 1967, Volpaia’s Riserva is a selection of bunches from throughout the estate’s 43 hectares in the township of Radda. Due to the slow start in 2018, harvest began a few days later than average, taking place during the first two weeks of October. With purity and precision, strawberry, tobacco, vanilla and forest earth emerge from the glass. This is well-proportioned and balanced in ripeness with a core of concentrated red cherry. Fresh acidity props it up and smooth, rounded tannins frame the whole.

Wine Enthusiast: 93 Points

Forest floor, leather, pipe tobacco and baked plum aromas shape the nose. The full-bodied, polished palate exhibits dried cherry, licorice and espresso alongside tightly knit, smooth tannins and fresh acidity. Best After 2024.

Wine Spectator: 92 Points

Marked by ripe, fresh black cherry and black currant fruit, this red is fleshy and bright, with eucalyptus, tobacco and earth accents adding detail as this winds down on the solidly built finish.

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