Castello di Volpaia Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

$34.99

96 Points - limited                                                      Wine Spectator’s Highest Rated Chianti Ever from Castello di Volpaia - Limited. previous vintage 96 Points Wine Spectator: "Though saturated with black currant and blackberry fruit and backed by opaque tannins, this red is pure and balanced. Thyme, iron, leather and tar notes give this complexity, while the finish goes into overtime. Best from 2023 through 2040." Castello Di Volpaia 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva

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The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Castello di Volpaia is a dark, powerful wine. Black cherry, smoke, licorice, incense, mocha menthol, lavender and leather infuse this virile, brooding Riserva with tons of character. In this tasting, the Riserva stands out for its depth and weighty substance. This is a decidedly virile wine from Volpaia. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2019)

The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Castello di Volpaia is a dark, powerful wine. Black cherry, smoke, licorice, incense, mocha menthol, lavender and leather infuse this virile, brooding Riserva with tons of character. In this tasting, the Riserva stands out for its depth and weighty substance. This is a decidedly virile wine from Volpaia. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2019)

9.2

Andrew Liguori

Dark red fruits, nutmeg, hints of menthol/eucalyptus and licorice. Mellow and smooth tannins. Top 3 chianti for me. Not quite as sumptuous as the 2015.

Dark red fruits, nutmeg, hints of menthol/eucalyptus and licorice. Mellow and smooth tannins. Top 3 chianti for me. Not quite as sumptuous as the 2015.

9.0

Jerome Ordona

Very good wine. A touch pricey

Very good wine. A touch pricey

9.0

Robert Rothfield

Infantacide but wanted to see if this was up to its accolades....initial impression was no but after an hour of air it was singing....day two even better. A very enjoyable wine now that could be spectacular down the road...

Infantacide but wanted to see if this was up to its accolades....initial impression was no but after an hour of air it was singing....day two even better. A very enjoyable wine now that could be spectacular down the road...

9.3

Hanibal

No where near the 97 points given by WS. Still a very nice chianti but i preferred the 2015. This one had a bit too much tartaric acid to my liking.

No where near the 97 points given by WS. Still a very nice chianti but i preferred the 2015. This one had a bit too much tartaric acid to my liking.

9.0

Riccardo Arrigoni

Gallo nero Siena

Gallo nero Siena

9.2

Lloyd Everard

I’m not normally a fan of Chianti but I really liked this one. Notes of Cedar and fruit with a very dry finish

I’m not normally a fan of Chianti but I really liked this one. Notes of Cedar and fruit with a very dry finish

8.6

Kapyrick Wine

V16. Pretty good. Dusty, licorice nose. Rich cherry and black cherry fruit. Bold, acidic green peppercorn finish. Balanced. Nice pasta and grill wine.

V16. Pretty good. Dusty, licorice nose. Rich cherry and black cherry fruit. Bold, acidic green peppercorn finish. Balanced. Nice pasta and grill wine.

9.2

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