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2016 Fattoria Nittardi Chianti Classico Riserva

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Portland Seth Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 4, 2023 - Two years since my last bottle and this hasn't mellowed much but I'm enjoying it more. Cedar, tobacco, cigar ash, black cherry, bitter greens. The finish is astringent but I wouldn't call the tannins brutal, merely strong. Tastes like some Cab Sauv was blended in but probably just the heavy oak. Plenty of lift, so a very long life ahead of it. Great for hearty Italian fare but still a baby at 7 years old.

    Some Internet searching reveals 5% Merlot and a current price of $40. Very happy I picked up a case as a Garagiste mystery for $20 a bottle.

  • sid_loves_wine Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 6, 2023 - This is almost showing like a super traditional/rustic Barolo, which was my first blind guess although I had also called Sangiovese as my "backup" guess before the reveal (I'll call that a win!) At this stage I'd call it very austere and a bit challenging - dried cherry, some red apple, wood planks (almost like tree bark) on the nose (neither "fresh" nor "powerful", very ruddy and earthy), and a palate so densely packed with chalky, gritty tannin that I hardly noticed the pretty sour cherry tones and beautiful balanced acidity. This ABSOLUTELY NEEDS nice Italian food to show well right now, and I can't say the clear quality of the wine made it easy to overlook the "harshness" of it- then again, I'd love to try one in another 5 years with fatty, rich meat. I should mention that distinct "dried fruit" tones, very slightly oxidative apple notes, and brutal tannins aren't my favorite things to begin with - but others love all that stuff, so your mileage may vary.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Aravind Asok wrote:

    November 16, 2022 - Pop and pour. Notes from 48 hrs open. Lovely nose of blood orange, black pepper, black cherry. On the palate: lovely acidity and fantastic density. Palate mirrors the nose: soft tannin on the finish. Yum.

  • rbk2b Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 20, 2022 - 3rd day in and I’m really enjoying it. 1st day was a bit bitter, closed and acidic. Now it has mellowed and tastes richer. Holding my other bottle until 24-25.

  • 1961Vintage wrote: 92 points

    October 5, 2022 - Drinking very well and should improve from here.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Chianti Classico: More Than Meets The Eye (Sep 2020), 9/1/2020 (link)

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  • By Panel Tasting
    Chianti Classico Riserva/Gran Selezione 2016 & 2015, 1/16/2020 (link)

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  • By James Suckling
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  • By Aldo Fiordelli
    Nittardi, 3/29/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fattoria Nittardi
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Code 8055186310278

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (2%)
  • In Cellars 410 (68%)
  • Consumed 185 (31%)

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