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Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva (DOCG) 2018 (Italy: Tuscany) (ID# 2951)

Name Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva (DOCG) 2018 (ID# 2951)
Varietal Blend
Region Italy: Tuscany
Notes "Cherry, black currant and raspberry flavors are at the heart of this red, flanked by vanilla, toasty oak, mineral and tobacco elements. There is a beam of ripe fruit and dusty tannins right through the long finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2028. 5,000 cases imported." (Wine Spectator) "This is tight on the palate with cherries and berries and hints of toasted oak and cedar. It’s medium-bodied and compact, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Lovely fruit at the end." (James Suckling)

Additional Notes

"This wine sources its fruit from across the Chianti Classico appellation, as Marchesi Antinori has access to parcels throughout the various comuni represented. The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori opens to a sweet note of summer cherry and wild plum that is so characteristic of Sangiovese. The wine is shapely and soft with some distant oak spice, blue flower and potting soil. A small part of Merlot is blended in to add that extra plushness that I have described." (Wine Advocate)

Price

$34.99

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

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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