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2007 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
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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
no leashes wrote: (90 points)
October 2, 2014 - Perfect compliment to a red sauce on a Wednesday night.2 people found this helpful Comment
SpoochMan Likes this wine: (91 points)
September 5, 2014 - Much smoother than the last bottle. This was well balanced and drinking pretty smoothy. Went really well with Italian food. Overall, an excellent CCR for $18. Hope the 09s I have are as good.
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May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Brunello di Montalcino- Where Has the Magic Gone?
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By Ian D'Agata
July/August 2010, 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 1324 (52%)
- Consumed 1198 (47%)