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2007 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
- Chianti Classico DOCG
Community Tasting Notes 175
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.1 person found this helpful Comment
Kentw Likes this wine: (90 points)
September 14, 2016 - Full bodied, black fruits, very smooth,nice structure and lingering finish. Dry with some mild acidity and soft tannin on the finish.
Finare Vinare wrote: (91 points)
March 15, 2016 - Has softened quite a bit and opened up to more richness and red cherries. Nicer than two and a half years ago, and in fact quite promising for the future.
ey1294 wrote: (89 points)
February 21, 2016 - - Slow forming legs and aromas of cherry, smokey and cedar. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry, prune and raisin with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Sangiovese wine dinner: 2005 Rabbit Ridge Sangiovese (Brunello clone), 2007 Isole e Olena Cepparello, 2007 Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva and 2010 Caparone Sangiovese.
Decanted all wines for three hours. The fruit on the Caparone was excellent, smooth finish. The Isole e Olena was disappointing. The Monsanto had good full, rich fruit and long tannic finish. The rabbit ridge is still showing great fruit and was the surprise of the night. Big rich Sangiovese nose and full finish. This wine hasn't lost a step at all.
California with a big surprise winning the tasting!
The wines finished:
1st - Caparone
2nd - Rabbit Ridge
3rd - Monsanto
4th - Isole e Olena1 person found this helpful Comment
geeky? not sure wrote:
September 2, 2015 - Good, but nothing special. A bit of tobacco and moss. Cherry fruit. What seemed like wood tannins on the backend. Pleasurable and worth the $20 but not particularly exciting.
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By John Gilman
May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Brunello di Montalcino- Where Has the Magic Gone?
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By Ian D'Agata
July/August 2010, IWC Issue #151 (link)
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By Walter Speller
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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
- 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
- Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
- In Cellars 1,205 (45%)
- Consumed 1,469 (55%)
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