Red

1997 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • > Tuscany
  • > Chianti
  • > Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • Ron Slye wrote: (88 points)

    December 17, 2014 - On the nose this has some nice cherry, leather and even a bit of wood -- perhaps cherry stems? A bit harsh on the palate -- still some good fruit, and still some tannins. This is a bit austere, with some mouth-puckering acidity. Might be better in a few years? At the moment a bit sharp and disjointed. Better with food, given the acidity.

  • Joh@n wrote: (87 points)

    January 26, 2014 - Clearly this wine is passed its top. Smell has still some fruit, but taste is ending soon.

  • Wine-Strategies wrote: flawed

    March 3, 2013 - corked. Sh%!

  • Jeremy Holmes wrote:

    June 18, 2012 - The first bottle was quite bretty and showed some oxidation. Fortunateltly Peter and Sally had a back up bottle that showed us that without the oxidation this wine was in fact just a bret bomb, full of chicken feathers, tar and barnyard traits.

  • gdonnersc1 wrote: (90 points)

    July 10, 2011 - - Crimsom color with a medium finish.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Daniel Thomases
    July/August 2000, Issue #91 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2000, Issue #88 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Castello di Ama
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Code 098709082502

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 133 (53%)
  • Consumed 117 (47%)

Food Pairing

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