Two years ago when Wine Spectator gave them the highest rating a Chianti has ever received, rating the wine even higher than the Castello di Ama’s with a $400+ price tag– let’s just say there wasn’t as much to go around.
Ever since then, securing quantities from the phenomenal Tuscan winery has proved a difficult task. Luckily, I managed to get some of this 99-point Supernova– not enough though!
In the terrific 2018 in Chianti, cream rises to the top. Castello di Volpaia’s Chianti Classico Riserva very much resembles the 2016. It’s big and juicy, with layers of dark fruit, bramble and an extremely long finish. It balances vibrant acidity against beautiful tannin and may have even more life ahead of it than the 2016. Buy some for now but make sure to sock a few away. Drink until 2045!
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99 Points, Luca Gardini
Sophisticated, elegant and charming, an ode to greatness. On the nose, small red fruits, especially raspberry, hints of laurel, iodized nuances ending on notes of eucalyptus. The mouth reveals its juiciness, density and crunchiness. Iodized tannins, very long persistence. Small red fruits notes in the aftertaste.
Roasted Leg of lamb or Grandma’s Sunday sauce are both a perfect match.