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2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/28/2015 - dke Likes this wine: 89 points

Tasty as usual.

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2009 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/2/2015 - ajbergren wrote: 92 points

Concentrated colour of deep red/purple. Ripe red fruits on a concentrated aromatic nose with mushroom, pine forest spice, and light pipe tobacco smoke. Dry on the palate with exquisite balance of acid and integrated tannins. Flavours of raspberry, cherry, and earth that linger for a nice finish that is smoky and with subtle spice. Very nice wine, and drinking wonderfully!

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2006 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/24/2015 - elledeca wrote: NR

Very classic nose of plum, coffee and bay leaf. Cedar in the mouth, fine tannins...good but will improve

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1993 Castello di Monsanto Nemo Mulino Toscana IGT

Cabernet Sauvignon more

5/23/2015 - Loekkeboe Likes this wine: 85 points

Smooth palate no edges. Not typical nose, but pleasant enough. Very old.

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2007 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/22/2015 - karajm Likes this wine: 91 points

In a great place now and beautifully integrated. Much better than the previous bottle 2 years ago. Delicious.Wish I had more.

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2006 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/19/2015 - winemaker Likes this wine: 90 points

Tart cherry and earth. Drinking well. Decent tannins and grip. Can hold longer.

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2009 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/18/2015 - BklynNeophyte wrote: 92 points

Wow --- a terrific chianti.

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2008 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/8/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 91 points

Light ruby red in color. Takes a long time for the aromas to come together-, red cherry, currants, strong underbrush and new saddle leather make up a rather classic Chianti nose. Light to medium bodied with tell-tale underbrush notes framing bright red crushed cherry fruit, good acidity and a soft, round and soil inflected finish. True to its terroir and a whale of a bargain for $17.

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2009 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/10/2015 - Decanthor Likes this wine: 89 points

Been a while since I drink one of these, and IMO, it has not improved. On the contrary, it had some green notes on open that were off. I decanted for close to an hour and it improved. While there is more complexity with soft spices and minerals (and paired well with our pesto-based meal), the fruit seems to be more subdued than when it was young. Still a very good wine, med-full body, good acidity for food. In fact, it needs food.

I hope it is in an awkward stage, as I miss the excellent fruit from my first bottle years ago. I will wait a while before the next one and make sure I decant for the full hour.

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1999 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/9/2015 - scippio Likes this wine: 94 points

Color: ruby / brick. Nose: earthy / loam, autumn leaves, and just a hint of sweetness. Mouth: surprisingly rich and mouth-filling, excellent length; soft tannins that are softly assertive ; very nice acidity. Showing its maturity but I don't think it has quite peaked yet.

Have had this wine yearly since its initial release [honeymooned at Monsanto that year, we drink on our anniversary] and this is the wine's best showing yet.

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2007 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/1/2015 - MurphyCellar Likes this wine: 88 points

Classic dry chianti.

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2009 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/20/2015 - Magners Likes this wine: 92 points

An amazing bottle and far better that earlier tastings. Especially the oak has integrated nicely and the fruit is also wide open now. Medium-bodied and fresh, full of elegance and finesse this wine drinks beautifully now. Don't regret buying a case of these.

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2006 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/7/2015 - UpfromtheCellar wrote: 88 points

88+, this still tannic chianti has many years ahead of it. Warm, embracing but a little rough around the edges, full flavored, nice smooth finish.

For those of you who prefer a big boy before he's a gentle giant, this ones for you! Drink soon.

For those of you who prefer a little more statesmanship and perspective, keep for another 7-15.

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2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

3/28/2015 - Magners Likes this wine: NR

A much better bottle than the one I tasted a year ago. This one i full of youthful energy combined with complex development. Very elegant on the palate with smooth tannins and fresh acidity. Perfect balance between fruit and spiciness from oak.

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1997 Castello di Monsanto Tinscvil Toscana IGT

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/6/2015 - Chasset wrote: flawed

Tout simplement plus bon. Passé date et de beaucoup

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2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/4/2015 - jasj Likes this wine: 91 points

Lovely fruit, acidity and minerals. Medium body and a joy to drink now.

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2007 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/26/2015 - COWineLover wrote: 83 points

This wine continues to disappoint. Very acidic, sour cherry, with limited aromas. On the palate this has no complexity and there is nothing noteworthy about this wine other than I can't wait until our cellar is clear so we can use it for other wine.

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2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/26/2015 - Armando B wrote: 87 points

The most accurate rating I can give this wine is incomplete. Day 1 was really just high acid and tannin. Days 2 and 3 were much better with red and some dark fruit and some leather and earth notes. My guess is that this wine will improve over the next 3 years and then hit a several year peak. Obviously, I disagree with the consensus 2018 end of the drinking window for this wine. I think the window is more likely to start then.

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2003 Castello di Monsanto Nemo Mulino Toscana IGT

Cabernet Sauvignon more

4/23/2015 - markcic wrote: 91 points

Just and excellent bottle of wine, decanted through a vinturi, it opened immediately to dark fruit flavors, hints of cedar, a touch of expresso and a long finish.

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2009 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/19/2015 - mydi Likes this wine: 91 points

just wonderful. Great with a steak. Good finish that lasts. Typical of any really good chianti.

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2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/14/2015 - DBunk Likes this wine: 89 points

Food wine. Sausage and peppers. Classic CC Sangiovese. Little mushroom and wood funk that took 45m in decanter to blow off. Singing and zinging now.

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1997 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/16/2015 - Sennma wrote: NR

Poured with a slightly advanced color with some soy on the nose. With time a bit of funk emerges and not sure whether this bottle was sound.

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2009 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/15/2015 - SpoochMan wrote: 90 points

Consistent with previous note -- no detailed notes this time

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1997 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/13/2015 - gblacave wrote: 86 points

A touch of VA (presenting as nail polish), but overall a nice bright bottle. Red fruit dominant.

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2003 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico il Poggio

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/11/2015 - GregB57 Likes this wine: 94 points

Tight tannins at first but they opened up on decanting. Ripe raspberries and cherries with anise at the end. Excellent wine with more aging potential.

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