Red

2007 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 179

  • winemaker Likes this wine: (90 points)

    April 28, 2017 - Drinking well. Needed a bit of air to open up. Nose is mostly black cherry and minerals. Fruit has softened a bit as have the acids. Still has nice grip.

  • mcromain1021 Likes this wine: (87 points)

    March 17, 2017 - My thoughts are similar with other notes already posted. This was someone muted in nose and body. I'd call it medium bodied, tannins have mellowed quite a bit, but still there in mid-palate. I liked this, but not sure if I would have waited longer this would have gotten any better.

  • Seafoam Manor wrote: (87 points)

    March 10, 2017 - Deep garnet in color, but just barely... is deceptively ruby a thing? The nose is heavy with damp earth notes and the fruit notes are probably closer to on the vine tomatoes, with some dried cherries. On the palate, this is very tertiary, with mushroom, tobacco and a bit of leather, but it mixes in a bit of sweet cherry and a little tomato. Secondary notes of pepper and cedar. The finish is a little clipped, with lingering, grainy tannins. The medium+ acid keeps this vibrant. Complex for a $17 wine, if you like some dirt and funk, but maybe past its prime.

    With a few hours of air, both the red fruit and tannin became more pronounced. Maybe this could blossom a bit in the future?

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  • Seafoam Manor wrote:

    January 24, 2017 - This was an off bottle. It seemed like it might have been cooked somewhere along the line. I'm not entirely certain if that was the culprit, but it just wasn't right.

  • Ken332 wrote: (86 points)

    December 12, 2016 - Have had this wine on several occasions since 2011 and consistently scored it at 90, which is consistent with the Wine Advocate and others. However, the bottle last night, served with spaghetti with spicy sausage, appeared to be losing fruit with moderate, somewhat drying tannins very noticeable in the mid-range. The initial nose and fruit was subdued. Will try another bottle soon to determine if this bottle or bottling is drying out. Original expectations for this wine was to drink by 2017 or so, and that may have been accurate.

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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 1,238 (45%)
  • Consumed 1,520 (55%)

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Grilled seabass with aspagus & mushroom risotto, pizza, veal

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