Barberino Tavernelle. 82% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo, 3% Syrah. Lustrous mid ruby. A concentrated cherry nose loaded with dark spice. Succulent, tangy cherry fruit with a mint oak note. Building up in concentration on the finish but without losing its freshness or elegance. A wine that never disappoints, regardless of vintage. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2026
The 2018 Chianti Classico is classy, understated and polished to the core. Attractive floral and savory accents weave through a core of red Sangiovese fruit in a mid-weight, gracious Chianti Classico that impresses with its poise and balance. The Isole Chianti Classico is always a wine of restraint. That is especially the case in 2018. Crushed flowers, herbs, mint and bright red berry fruit linger.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2033