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Chianti Classico

Chianti is Tuscany’s most famous and historic wine district, and the Chianti Classico DOCG is the most prestigious Chianti appellation. Fittingly, it is located in the heart of the larger Chianti DOCG. Chianti’s wines were so esteemed during the Renaissance that the Medici princes of Florence designated several villages within the Chianti region as discrete production zones, setting up the first appellations in Italy. By the 20th century Chianti was Italy’s primary wine export. But the pizza parlor Chiantis sent to foreign markets were inexpensive, unremarkable reds presented in round-bottomed, straw-covered bottles. To upgrade Chianti wines and the region’s image, the Chianti Classico DOC was created in 1967, then upgraded to DOCG status in 1984, with additional modifications made in 1996. In the last 20 years a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.”

1960 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

5 available
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1960 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; heavy label condition issue

2 available
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1960 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

1964 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

6 available
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1964 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill; light label condition issue

3 available
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1964 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

1964 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; base neck fill; light label condition issue

1964 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; heavy label condition issue

1967 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

2 available
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1967 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

1967 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

1970 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

N.V. Marchesi Antinori Vin Santo

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; label condition issue

2010 Fontodi Chianti Classico

WA  93+    
VN  93   
JS  92   
WE  91   
JR  16.5   
3 available
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2011 Fontodi Chianti Classico

WS  92   

2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo

Light label condition issue

JS  97   
WA  96+    
WS  95   
WS  #60 of 2018   

2017 Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo

VN  96+    
JS  95   
WA  94   
WE  93   
WS  92   
2 available
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2017 Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo

Light label condition issue

VN  96+    
JS  95   
WA  94   
WE  93   
WS  92   

2007 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; heavy label condition issue

3 available
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2007 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

2014 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico

375ml

JS  91   
VN  90+    
JR  15   
12 available
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2015 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico

1.5ltr

WA  92   
VN  92   
11 available
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2015 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico

1.5ltr

WA  92   
VN  92   
4 available
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1994 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva

WS  90   

2007 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva

Very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue