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    Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2009
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • RP93
    • WS92
    Price: $23.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 121176

    Winemaker's Notes:

    #31 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

    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 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva is striking. Succulent dark cherries, flowers, mint and licorice burst from the glass in this exuberant, sexy Riserva. The tannins are nearly buried by the opulent fruit, but the wine retains great balance, while avoiding any sense of heaviness. The 2009 captures the heat and richness of the year while never abandoning its classic sense of structure. This is a superb wine from Monsanto with plenty of upside potential. Sweet floral notes add an elegant, feminine touch to the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    A powerful and opulent style, this red displays ripe cherry, black currant, violet and tobacco aromas and flavors. The tannins are gripping on the finish, which lingers with sweet fruit and mineral accents. Well-proportioned. Best from 2014 through 2021.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    JoeBez (1/10/2013)
    Total disappointment. Can't even imagine how RP and WS rated it 93 and 92 respectively. My nose couldn't even catch a smell that they pronounced as jumping out of the glass. It actually became worst with the air. I have poured half a bottle down the drain.
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    Bathus--Amateur Wine Philosopher (2/20/2013)

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