Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva 2007
Silky and smooth, elegant and ripe with dense plum and black raspberry fruit; notes of wood, earth and spice; long and graceful. 100% Sangiovese.
The 2007 Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Riserva (Sangiovese) comes across as quite plush and deep. It shows lovely mid-palate pliancy in its floral red fruit along with soft, silky tannins that frame the finish. Tar, licorice and smoke are nicely layered into the finish. The Badia a Passignano is 100% Sangiovese. This vineyard ripened on the late side in 2007, giving the wine much of its textural finesse.
Bright red. Aromas of dark cherry, roasted tobacco and licorice offer considerable sex appeal. Silky, vinous and long on personality, with warm iron notes adding complexity to the red and black fruit flavors. This big wine finishes quite long, with lovely dusty tannins and a flinty nuance.