2010 Vecchie Terre di Montefili Chianti Classico Riserva

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
Drink between 2017 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    December 23, 2020 - Very good. Wow! I say wow, even if that moment introduced itself at the 100 minute mark. On PnP, this was undeniably Chianti Classico, but to be clear, no fireworks to be seen; its power is in its purity. Fast forward to the final 1/3 of the bottle, at ~ 2 hours open, and bam!, the nose down-shifted and the tires chirped as this sailed into gear. It's medium-bodied, in the most classic sense, and yet there's this fullness just after the initial entry that nearly doubles the size of the wine. And I see why, as this was paired with food, the secret buried inside the wine revealed itself, and there was nothing medium about that experience. The aromas in the final glass include, but are not limited to: Tuscan dust, Zinger tea, ripe, almost resinous red fruits, mace, a whisper of red licorice, followed rather closely by some black licorice, too, soil, blond tobacco, some raspberry, ripe strawberry, menthol, and even the most fleeting notion of vanilla bean, etc. This was a personal experience that bordered on the finest that all the region and grape has to offer. Perhaps you're lucky enough to have one of these, and if so, I strongly advise you to give it 90 minutes of air in decanter, and proceed slowly - this is, or can be, if treated properly, a somewhat magical experience. Nothing worked about this. In fact, it's just the opposite: a pure, traditional and very transparent reflection of the grape/place/vintage. Tolkien would understand. Namaste. Has another 5-7 years of delightful, elegant drinking. 13,5% abv., natural cork (barely stained) that was bottled 1/2014. highly recommended

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • thebonnydooner wrote: flawed

    November 27, 2019 - Light in colour - smelled and tasted a little flawed.

  • fingers Likes this wine:

    April 3, 2019 - Give this an hour or two of air and enjoy the deliciousness.
    I wish I had another 3 of these.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • galewskj wrote: 90 points

    December 27, 2018 - Monthly Holiday Tasting 2018 (I Nonni): Gravel, dirt, peppery and red-fruited with cherries dominating. This would make a nice pizza wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rocknroller wrote: 91 points

    December 21, 2018 - Annual Tasting Group Holiday Party (I Nonni, St. Paul, MN): Dark red color. Splash double decant. Drank a glass over an hour. Very good, dried cherry, dried flowers on the nose. Tart, cherry, medium doby, gets better in glass, well balanced, moderate tannins, super with our Cavatelli. 91+pts.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    Chianti Classico and Beyond – New Releases (Sep 2014), 5/1/2014 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vecchie Terre di Montefili
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Code 8032793637097

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 79 (49%)
  • Consumed 82 (51%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

basil, pasta with red sauce, sage, young or aged Pecorino

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