Red

2007 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • > Tuscany
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  • > Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 161

  • Ken332 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 2, 2014 - Notes consistent with previous tastings of this wine (2). Spices and minerals in the nose and mid-range, good length. Moderate tannins emerging from behind the fruit on the second day, but still an excellent Chianti.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ChipGreen wrote: (90 points)

    November 30, 2014 - This wine is in its sweet spot right now. Fruit forward w/plum, blackberry and dark cherry flavors.
    Perfectly integrated oak and medium tannins on the medium+ finish. Paired wonderfully with risotto cakes and sausage cannelloni.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Kentw Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 23, 2014 - What a nice surprise. Smooth and mellow from some aging yet full bodied with dark fruits and soft tannins. Very nice mouth feel as well. Not much acidity or spice or complexity, and a dry mid-palate that can take a bit off the profile for some. Yet, it is very pleasant and excellent with food. Glad I have more.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • RussK wrote: (89 points)

    November 23, 2014 - Russk. WSW here. Itaty v Spain

  • Champagneinhand Likes this wine: (85 points)

    October 14, 2014 - Not very enjoyable tonight as this CCR has shut down hard. strong tannin and acid are the key points, but acids are there, along with leather and wood in the background, soil, mushroom italian spices and lastly dried fruit.

    So needing to have another 2 years before I open the last bottle. I have save the last half of tonights bottle, but switched to a dark beer for pizza as it was not in drinking mode. Just shut down.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Brunello di Montalcino- Where Has the Magic Gone?

    (Chianti “Classico” Riserva- Castello di Monsanto) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    July/August 2010, Issue #151 (link)

    (Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Walter Speller
    2/24/2010 (link)

    (Castello di Monsanto, Riserva Chianti Classico Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/20/2011 (link) 86 points

    (Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva) Dark red violet color; odd, roasted cherry nose; soft, roasted cherry palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Castello di Monsanto
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Codes 083960540946, 8033237490360

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1313 (52%)
  • Consumed 1214 (48%)

Food Pairing

Grilled seabass with aspagus & mushroom risotto, pizza, veal

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  50 votes