92 POINTS, Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media. “The 2016 Chianti Classico is gorgeous. Wild cherry, tobacco, cedar, smoke and earthy notes give the 2016 a decidedly somber, mysterious personality, all of which are further enhanced by the wine’s palpable weight and sense of gravitas. This is such a distinctive wine. At first quite reticent, the 2016 really opens up with time in the glass, gaining in both aromatic intensity and finesse. The 2016 has a lot to say, that much is clear."
This fine Chianti, made by the Bandinelli brothers, is made in an ancient cellar that hasn’t changed since the Renaissance. This is a wine of rustic country beauty. Broad-shouldered, with hearty tannin and acidity and a dark, earthy quality to...
A "baby Brunello." This Rosso di Montalcino is from younger vines and is made to drink young. This Sangiovese is medium bodied but with good concentration. Elegant and old-world, it is well balanced with a mix of red berries, violets,...
91 POINTS, James Suckling formally of Wine Spectator. "Very beautiful and perfumed with floral and fresh cherry character. Medium-bodied, silky and creamy with a lovely finish. A Brunello to drink now."