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2012 Castello di Monsanto Italian (Tuscany) Red "Chianti Classico Riserva"

Winery: Castello di Monsanto

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chianti Classico Riserva"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 90% Sangiovese & 10% Canaiolo & Colorino

Region: Chianti Classico

State or country: Italy

Price: $25

Cases produced: 26,000

KWG Score: 93 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: October 18, 2016

Wine Review: From a typical vintage in Tuscany comes another superb wine from Monsanto. The nose is a mix of berry and steeped fruits and baking spices. The wine is a pretty brick red in the glass, typical color for a wine that is 90% Sangiovese. The palate is savory with raspberries, hints of aged tobacco, and cinnamon. The classic Sangiovese acidity is present on the finish but is well tamed by the oak aging (18 months). The finish is medium-long in length. Could drink well on its own, but with a well-braised lamb, this wine would shine. - Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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