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Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2020

$33.00

Fattoria di Fèlsina has long been one of the top names in Tuscany. For decades they’ve been nothing less than a benchmark producer of Chianti, making some of the finest examples of ageworthy and complex Chianti bottlings in all of Italy at a number of different price points.

Their impact on the region is far reaching too. They were one of the first to stop blending white wine into their Chiantis, instead focusing more on 100% Sangiovese varietals, something you see all over Tuscany now.

They don’t grow Cabernet, they don’t grow Merlot, they grow Sangiovese. And their ability to make quality Sangiovese is second to none in a region where it is paramount.

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94 Points, James Suckling
A juicy and pretty wine with berries, chocolate, and bark. Subtle. Medium-bodied with fine tannins that are slightly chewy and austere now but will soften nicely with age.

94 Points (#22 Top 100 of 2023), Wine Spectator
A solidly built red introduced by aromas of mint, lavender and wild rosemary. Shows cherry, raspberry, earth, iron, sanguine and tobacco flavors allied to an almost viscous texture as this cruises to the long finish. Impressive now, yet will be better in three to five years. Best from 2026 through 2045.

93 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
In a bottle with a black label, the Fèlsina 2020 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardenga shows an open-knit quality with soft fruit flavors of dark cherry and baked plum. Those fruit flavors are followed by pretty mineral notes and light spice. That openness and those sweet cherry flavors are characteristic of the warm 2020 growing season. The wine finishes with bright acidity that is typical of Sangiovese.

93 Points, Vinous
The 2020 Chianti Classico Riserva is another super-classic wine in this range from Felsina. Dried herbs, game, scorched earth, tobacco, incense, and dark fruit infuse the Riserva with tons of nuance. The Riserva conveys tons of village character as well as the house style.

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