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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CASTELLO DELLA PANERETTA
A very fine, traditionally made, classically-styled, Chianti Reserva that is based on only two grapes: 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo which were aged in French oak barrels for 24 months. Its always interesting to check out some of the posted tasting notes - here is one by CS at https://www.astorwines.com that hits the mark: I like to think of this particular Chianti as \"tall, dark and handsome;\" a classic Italian beauty with depth and flair. Full ripe black cherry, cassis and plum flavors intermixed with a savory earthiness gives this Chianti a depth that sometimes can be overlooked in Sangiovese wines. Neutral oak gives this a slight spiciness on the finish, but not in an obvious way. This unctuous full bodied Chianti can pair with any Italian fare, but also stands up beautifully on its own. Yes, it is starting to drink wonderfully and yet can age/improve for another five years or so. It has lot number 24519 on the back label. Not to be missed.
CSPC 160929
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***(92 points)
Intense, Complex, Bright, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is a striking wine from Castello della Paneretta. Pine, menthol, licorice, tobacco, cedar and cinnamon give the 2016 a savory, balsamic-infused profile that plays off a core of dark cherry fruit. Layered and deep, with terrific vibrancy and mid-weight structure, the 2016 captures the tension and salinedriven energy that are such signatures of the Paneretta wines. Drinking window: 2022-2036. Score - 94 (Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Sept. 2020) Price $ 31.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 17, 2021
Cases bought 79 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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