Casaloste - Chianti Classico 2017 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Appellation
Chianti Classico
Producer
Casaloste
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2017
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
91
$180
Casaloste - Chianti Classico 2017 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Appellation
Chianti Classico
Producer
Casaloste
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2017
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
91
Highlights
• World class wine that can sit at the table with Bordeaux and Burgundy
• Lush cherry, bitter dark chocolate and spice tea notes with texture and juiciness
• Small production gem of Chianti Classico’s famous Panzano region
Varietals
Sangiovese
Vineyard
Amphitheater estate vineyard, once a hospice for soldiers during reunification of Italy
Farming
Organic
Vinification
Vinified in stainless steel tanks on pressed skins of Merlot grapes
Aging
12 months in French Oak barrels and barriques, 4 mo in bottle
Reviews
• Other: 17 Greve in Chianti – Panzano. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot.
Lustrous mid ruby. Peppery, balsamic cherry fruit nose that is a little stalky. Lots of acidityand surprisingly fresh raspberry fruit – its freshness not at all refective of this very hot andarid vintage.
Looks like the fruit was harvested early. Great length. (WS)
• Vinous / Antonio Galloni: 89 The 2017 Chianti Classico is rich, radiant and positively seductive. All of the richness and raciness of 2017 comes through as this open-knit, polished Chianti Classico shows off its personality. Sweet ripe cherry, kirsch, hard candy and spice add to the wine's flamboyant character. The 2017 is not a subtle wine, but it is quite expressive and giving, not to mention rather delicious.

-- Antonio Galloni
• JamesSuckling.com: 91 Dark cherries, peperoncino and cedar. Full-bodied and lightly spicy with plenty of raspberry-compote character. Drink now.
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