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Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico (DOCG) 2018 (Italy: Tuscany) (ID# 3761)

Name Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico (DOCG) 2018 (ID# 3761)
Varietal Sangiovese
Region Italy: Tuscany
Notes "The 2018 Chianti Classico Berardenga is endowed with so much class. In 2018, the Classico is a bit more restrained than it can be. That mid-weight sense of structure, though, gives the wine quite a bit of early appeal. Even so, I would cellar the 2018 for a few years, as all the elements haven't fully come together just yet. Dark cherry, game, smoke, licorice and earthy notes are a reminder we are in Castelnuovo Berardenga, even if the 2018 has less weight and overt power than Fèlsina fans are used to seeing." (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

Additional Notes

"Perfumed and fresh with cherries, cedar and hints of dried flowers. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins and a long, direct finish. Really lively and fresh. Very typical for a top Chianti Classico." (James Suckling) "New leather, camphor and blue flower are some of the aromas you'll find on this bright, fragrant red. On the medium-bodied palate, vibrant acidity and taut tannins surround cassis, Marasca cherry and tobacco notes. Drink 2022–2028." (Wine Enthusiast) "The Fèlsina 2018 Chianti Classico Berardenga is a toned and delicate expression of 100% Sangiovese from a vintage that produced beautifully subtle and understated wines. It shows good momentum driven by dark fruit, blackberry and summer cherry. The intensity of these aromas is downplayed and rendered less pronounced, adding elegance and fragility. Pretty background notes of spice and balsam herb add an extra layer of complexity." (Wine Advocate) "This renowned estate is now in the hands of the third generation with Giovanni Poggiali firmly at the helm. With 63 hectares of vineyards in the warm southern zone of Castelnuovo Berardenga, Fèlsina's wines typically demonstrate a heady, sumptuous expression of Chianti Classico. Rather than bright, fresh fruit aromas, the 2018 annata is a savoury tangle of mint, sun dried herbs, tobacco and leather. Underlying tannins provide a linear contrast and the finish is tangy. There is enough stuffing and complexity here for mid-term ageing." (Decanter Magazine) Decanter Magazine: 90 points

Price

$28.99

Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
93 pts
92 pts  
92 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
13.5 Medium Light Sustainable

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DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine