Red

2012 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 65

  • sleepyhaus wrote:

    August 18, 2019 - Really nice bottle. More floral than this wine usually shows, though with some time open the familiar leathery, somewhat chewy notes start to take over. Nice bottle with pizza, as always.

  • PaulusLoZebra wrote: flawed

    April 29, 2019 - Another bad bottle from a recently acquired six-pack. It seems clear that the importer and distributor do not have proper storage conditions, because I've had bottles of this vintage from my own cellar, bought upon release, that are excellent.

  • PaulusLoZebra Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 9, 2019 - My second bottle of a six-pack that I recently acquired. The first bottle was flawed, so I became suspicious of the storage. This bottle was fine, so I am feeling more confident about the remaining four. However, it wasn't as good as the last one that I had from my own cellar. Anyway, the wine is very good, with lovely Sangiovese aromas, a medium+ body, and firm levels of both acids and tannins in harmony and balance, with a typical bittersweet cherry and mineral finish. I recall that the best bottles of this vintage were a bit more angular and structured, and slightly more complex, but this was still delicious.

  • PaulusLoZebra wrote: flawed

    January 23, 2019 - First bottle from a recently acquired six-pack, obviously badly stored and half-cooked.

  • Bob H wrote:

    January 6, 2019 - Translucent ruby in the glass; bright red & black fruit on the nose, with an earthy note as well - pretty appealing nose.

    Light- to medium-bodied on the palate, with sweet/ripe fruit that really spreads out - in a word, delicious. I have probably mentioned this in previous notes, but I should have purchased more of this - drinking great today, and showing no signs that it won't continue to do so for another 5-10 years.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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, 091882439040, 810202000025, 9263565801470

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 690 (43%)
  • Consumed 908 (57%)

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