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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Tenuta Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva
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Tenuta Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2015

Tuscany, ItalyIn 2015, warm days and cool nights were a steady pattern during the growing season, leading to a vintage to remember. For some the quality is reminiscent of the fabulous 1997s. I tasted this wine alongside the 2015 Tignanello because the fruit for both comes off the same site and the Riserva more than held its own. The nose is a fruit bomb mixing wild black red fruit sprinkled with spice and tobacco. The attack is vertical and vibrant with savoury, salty, mineral notes mixed with pure cherry fruit. The label is historic, issued first in 1928, but with the inauguration of the Antinori nel Chianti Classico cellars, the family sought to revive and reinterpret the Tuscan classic with a Riserva offering and some offering it is. Keep three to five years before you begin to open this gem.Tasted: 21 October 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.49 BCLS AB 31.00 private wine shops MB 33.00 ON 30.00 QC 30.00 NB 36.00 PEI 28.00 Producer: Marchesi AntinoriDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Halpern
Maison Maxxium Vins et Spiritueux
Varietal: Sangiovese