Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Castello di Monsanto
Alcohol/vol 14%
Ruby red tending towards garnet. Rich, intense and complex with aromas of black cherry and spice. Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors matched with a backbone of tannin. Serving suggestions: Open in advance and allowed to breathe. Decanting is preferable. An exceptional compliment to red meats, roasts and game.
James Suckling
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Lots of ripe cherries and berries with undergrowth and mushroom undertones, as well as ash. It’s full-bodied with round, creamy tannins and a medium-chewy finish. A solid Chianti Classico here. Give it a year or two to soften. Real deal.

Vinous
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The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva is a bold powerful wine. Black cherry, iron, tar, menthol and licorice give the 2018 a super-distinctive, wild profile. There is plenty of depth and volume. In 2018, the Riserva offers a decidedly wild, gamy expression of Sangiovese. Best of all, the Riserva remains a fabulous value.

Antonio Galloni, September 2021
Wine Spectator
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A straightforward red, offering cherry, strawberry and light earth flavors on an open-knit profile, with moderate length. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino. Drink now. 26,000 cases made, 17,000 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, October 31, 2021