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2009 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Revisorn wrote: 88 points

    January 2, 2015 - 2 hours to open up, great pasta wine.

  • peternelson wrote: 89 points

    August 23, 2014 - Top Tasters: Blind: Medium pale ruby (but with slight dark core, slight pale purple--not quite Pinot ruby, and slightly darker than pinot); Juicy berry fruit, blackberry, black cherry and red cherry and cherry pit, slight savory herbs, a hint of tobacco/coffee or tree bark or something, but really quite fresh. Medium plus drying tannins, med.+ to high acidity. Not screaming, but there. I guessed low level, lean year bordeaux b/c of the tobacco/earthy aspect. Then went to an earthy, higher tannin Burg. Sometimes you suck at this. Gotta remember Chianti doesn't have to be clearly "garnet", and pay attention to acid levels!

  • jasj wrote: 91 points

    April 19, 2014 - Good traditional Chianti. Nice fruit and terroir, not hidden by oak and too heavy extraction. I wish more producers in Tuscany had the confidence to make this style of wine instead of falling in to the trap of over extracting and too much new oak.

  • danstrings Does not like this wine: 85 points

    October 27, 2013 - There are some nice elements of pine, "tar and roses", bitter chocolate, balanced acidity.. But I found a chemical chlorinated note I couldn't get over... Not a fan.

  • Nike-Raider wrote: 88 points

    June 11, 2013 - Popped and poured. No decanting.

    A vivid nose with floral and cherry notes. On the pallet cherry, black currant and toast, with a moderate finish of chocolate.

    Brightly acidic with very soft tannins. Drink now.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Castello di Monsanto
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Code 8033237490186

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 61 (28%)
  • Consumed 153 (71%)

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