Castelli del Grevepesa (Castelgreve) Riserva Clemente VII Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Riccardo L. Delectable Pro

I don't know about 92 points, but I paid $22 for a 2011 Chianti classico riserva, and it's good. So it's a winner.

I don't know about 92 points, but I paid $22 for a 2011 Chianti classico riserva, and it's good. So it's a winner.

9.0

Byron C Mayes Delectable Pro

Dark purple in the glass. Shy nose on opening. Black cherry, plum, and licorice leather on the palate. Medium minus tannins (disappointing) and medium acidity (was hoping for a bit more there, too). Without looking at the composition, I'm guessing an inordinate amount of Merlot is taking too much of the edge off of the Sangiovese. A decent wine, but doesn't seem true to the appellation. This is a Classico Riserva, after all. For that, I'm marking it down a touch.

Dark purple in the glass. Shy nose on opening. Black cherry, plum, and licorice leather on the palate. Medium minus tannins (disappointing) and medium acidity (was hoping for a bit more there, too). Without looking at the composition, I'm guessing an inordinate amount of Merlot is taking too much of the edge off of the Sangiovese. A decent wine, but doesn't seem true to the appellation. This is a Classico Riserva, after all. For that, I'm marking it down a touch.

8.5

Charlie Tapp

Red fruit, tar, and ink.

Red fruit, tar, and ink.

8.9

Jay Kitzmiller

Great table wine with pasta. Purchased at Giant Eagle

Great table wine with pasta. Purchased at Giant Eagle

8.0

Kyla Couch

Good wine and inexpensive!

Good wine and inexpensive!

8.6

Ray Vanderhoff

Dark purple color with soft tannins. Not what I expected. Aromas of Cherry and licorice. Flavors of dark cherries, plums, licorice and leather with hints of vanilla and cedar. More fruit forward then a typical Chianti Classico. Is this a blend of some kind? Still, a decent wine with good QPR. Ready to drink now.

Dark purple color with soft tannins. Not what I expected. Aromas of Cherry and licorice. Flavors of dark cherries, plums, licorice and leather with hints of vanilla and cedar. More fruit forward then a typical Chianti Classico. Is this a blend of some kind? Still, a decent wine with good QPR. Ready to drink now.

8.8

Luiz Frazao

Adoramos esse vinho. E um Chianti bem balanceado. Não muito fraco. Very smooth. Definitivamente vou comprar novamente.

Adoramos esse vinho. E um Chianti bem balanceado. Não muito fraco. Very smooth. Definitivamente vou comprar novamente.

8.9

Jon Furuyama

Very nice for a sub-$20 chianti. Went well with pizza

Very nice for a sub-$20 chianti. Went well with pizza

8.9

Jessica Chow

A very nice Chianti.

A very nice Chianti.

8.9

Mirko Mignozzi

A great classic from Tuscany

A great classic from Tuscany

8.8

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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