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    Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2008
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • JS92
    • RP92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 92 James Suckling, 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 115873

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2007 vintage of this wine was ranked #31 on the Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2011

    This Chianti Classico Riserva is ruby red tending towards garnet. The bouquet is rich, intense and complex with notes of black cherry and spice. On the palate, it is full-bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting a backbone of tannin.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva is a very pretty, centered wine. Dark cherries, plums, spices, menthol, cedar, game and tobacco are some of the notes that emerge from the glass. The 2008 is an understated Riserva that impresses for its length, focus and balance. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Chewy and structured, with a firm tannins and racy acidity. Full body, with lots of plummy and blackberry fruit.

    92 Points
    James Suckling

    Bright red. Delicate aromas of redcurrant, blueberry and violet. Fresh and refined, with lovely purity and verve to the red cherry, redcurrant and floral flavors. Finishes with smooth tannins and great acid lift.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Robert Duffy (1/29/2013)
    Excellent, would have again anytime
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    nannema (5/17/2013)
    Not as good as I hoped. Not much body to it
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    El Limerino (1/10/2013)
    Very acidic for a Chianti Classico. OK but not great -- needs to be paired with the right food to be successful. Not for drinking alone. You can find better Tuscans at this price point.
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