2018 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva

2017 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva

2018 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva

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Producer: Badia a Coltibuono 
Region: 
Chianti Classico, ChiantiTuscanyItaly 
Varietal: Sangiovese 
Year: 2018 

James Suckling, 94 Points 

"Aromas of flowers and fresh cherries with hints of lemon rind, following through to a medium body with lively, vivid fruit and an energetic finish. Compressed palate. Very refined for the hot vintage. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." 

Wine Enthusiast, 94 Points 

"Made with organically farmed grapes, this offers enticing aromas of camphor, blue flower, new leather and dark spice. The smooth, delicious palate delivers ripe Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and tobacco framed in taut, fine-grained tannins." 

Vinous, 93 Points 

"The 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva is laced with cinnamon, blood orange, wild cherry, tobacco and incense, all of which give it a decidedly exotic flair. The 2017 is a rich, dense Riserva, but I would prefer to drink it on the airy side, before it starts to lose its freshness and vibrancy." 

Wine Advocate, 92 Points 

"A certified organic wine, the 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva shows the richness of the vintage with cherry confit and raspberry tart. The wine is almost all Sangiovese with complementary varieties Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Colorino. The time-honored formula for making this wine has a history that dates back almost as long as this landmark estate in Gaiole in Chianti. There is a pretty mineral signature that adds clarity and focus."  

Wine & Spirits, 91 Points 

"This Riserva represents a selection of the estate’s best grapes and then the best casks after the first year of aging. The 2017 is dark and dense, with compact, chewy tannins that frame the black-cherry flavors. Notes of licorice and dried herbs add a distinctively Tuscan flair." 

Winemaker Notes: 

"Intense, deep ruby red color with subtle glimmers of garnet. The wine shows a splendid, full nose with hints of blackberries and pleasant notes of tobacco and spice. In the mouth, the wine is soft with an elegant, fresh finish and a persistent, generous acidity in the aftertaste. Full of mature tannins and fruitiness." 

Alcohol: 14% 

Certified Organic 

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