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2007 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
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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.
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.
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.
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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View From the Cellar
By John Gilman
May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Brunello di Montalcino- Where Has the Magic Gone?
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
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 1313 (52%)
- Consumed 1214 (48%)