Red

2008 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Monrosso

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • thunberg wrote: 85 points

    February 15, 2016 - A very good Chianti nose with some maturity. A bit hollow body, quite short aftertaste.

  • Lilja wrote: 87 points

    August 13, 2015 - A clear, medium intense ruby colour (with a touch of garnet to the rims).

    The nose is clean with medium intense aromas of roasted oak, coffee beans, roasted cocoa beans, ash, some dried fruit, cherries and a slight aromatic rose blossom note.

    On the palate the wine is dry with a medium+ acidity, medium tannins, medium+ alcohol, medium body. The flavours are medium intense with dried fruit, some wood, earth, stalks and cherries. The finish is medium.

    This is quite nice, though I've had this a couple of times before I can't remember the new oak being so distinct as in this bottle. And even though this is a type of roasted oak I enjoy, it somewhat drowns the rather delicate aromas of cherries and earth in a sea of coffee and chocolate. Not a big or complex wine, but with a slender structure, refreshing acidity and high drinkability! This was my last bottle, I can't see this getting much better though and should probably be put high on the priority list.

  • karl.1480 Likes this wine: 87 points

    August 11, 2015 - Consistent with previous note.

  • larseman Likes this wine: 86 points

    July 12, 2015 - Mörk, lite övermogen frukt, körsbärskärnor. Tjära (tågvirke) Efterhand lite ljusare bär (hallon, smultron). Mandel. Mycket syra, lite bitter, torra och ganska försiktiga tanniner.

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  • karl.1480 Likes this wine: 87 points

    June 25, 2015 - The wine has a medium intensity ruby color.

    The nose is very Italian and, in my book, typical Chianti with sour, dark cherries, fresh basil and sage and some dusty gravel. Not complex but enjoyable.

    On the palate the wine is dry with a medium acidity, medium body and medium(-) tannin. It is refreshing and easy-drinking and paired very well with our Pici al Ragu. Surprisingly young for it's age and will definitely hold it together for another 1 or 2 years.

    Very good QPR at 7€ (69SEK)!

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Brunello di Montalcino- Where Has the Magic Gone?

    (Chianti “Monrosso”- Castello di Monsanto (Colli Senesi)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Italy’s Finest Values (Aug 2010) (link)

    (Castello Di Monsanto Chianti Monrosso) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Castello di Monsanto
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation Monrosso
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 23 (22%)
  • Consumed 83 (78%)

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