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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.”

2016 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

Very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WA  96   
VN  96+    
JS  96   
WS  95   
WE  94   
JR  17   

2007 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale (Gold Label)

1969 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Centennial Bottling

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

2007 Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva

WE  92   
WA  90   
2 available
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2005 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico

Light label condition issue

WA  90   
JR  17   

2010 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico

WE  93   
WS  90   
VN  90   
JS  90   
JR  15.5   

2010 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo Gran Selezione

1.5ltr

WS  95   
JS  93   
WA  92   
VN  91   
JR  17+    
WS  #6 of 2014   
3 available
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2015 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo Gran Selezione

Light label condition issue

2015 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo Gran Selezione

1971 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Il Poggio Riserva

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

2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

WS  94   
20 available
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2010 San Felice Chianti Classico Il Grigio Gran Selezione

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

JS  94   
WA  93   
WS  92   
VN  92+    

2005 Querciabella Chianti Classico

Light label condition issue

WA  91   

2008 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva

3 available
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2007 Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva

2006 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico C. Berardenga

WA  90   
WS  90   
JR  17.5   

1997 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico

4 available
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2002 Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico Riserva Vigneto Torre a Destra

8 available
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2002 Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico Riserva Vigneto Torre a Destra

Light label condition issue

4 available
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2015 Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserva

Light label condition issue

WS  96   
WA  90+    

2010 Rocca Di Castagnoli Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio ai Frati

2 available
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2010 Rocca Di Castagnoli Chianti Classico Stielle Gran Selezione

Light label condition issue

4 available
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2010 Montesecondo Chianti Classico

Light label condition issue

1981 Castelnuovo Berardenga Catignano Chianti Classico

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

2006 Agricoltori del Chianti Geografico Chianti Classico Fagnano

3 available
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