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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BRANCAIA
Youthful deep intense ruby-purple colour. The nose is intense and complex with slightly spicy, ripe, Damson plums and red and black cherry puree with some faintly earthy, minerally, rather cedary notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, attractive, well-structured, slightly spicy, intense, harmonious, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a long, fairly cedary, high acid, cassis-sandalwood-tinged finish. It has great texture and mouthfeel and would be eve better in a large Burgundy glass. A blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot, it has a hefty 14.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number IT-052012 on the back label. Aged for 16 months in 50% new and 50% used tonneaux and barriques - tonneaux for Sangiovese- barriques for Merlot. CSPC 260802
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tri Alt
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***(93 points)
Firm, Cedary, Youthful, Well Sructured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is a beautiful wine that does an excellent job of stringing together the many varied components of what makes a great Chianti Classico and puts them all together in a single bottle. The wine is balanced and intense with a long bouquet that starts off with black primary fruit and then trails off into a continuum of spice, leather, tar and tilled earth. There are many levels to consider here. The mouthfeel is equal parts structured, fresh and succulent, and these three factors fit together with precision. This is a terrific wine and one that I will readily drink with a grilled veal steak with my favorite roasted potatoes. The blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot. Drink date: 2019-2030. Score - 94 (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, Sept. 19, 2019) Price $ 39.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 27, 2021
Cases bought 302 (6 bottles per case)

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