Reviewed on 02-20-2019
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Rating 88
Style Red
Blend , Merlot
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 14%
Price $21.00  Buy This Wine
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Cold Weather Hibernation, Feeling Natural, Impressing On A Budget

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Merlot, Nebbiolo , Sangiovese

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico DOCG 2016 Review

Even though this wine has some Merlot in it, it feels like an old school Chianti, with cherry bark (when the soil and cherry aromas fold into each other) and only a hint of the signature violet note, making room for richer aromas of baking spices like nutmeg and anise with a nice cured leather and tobacco note.  The tannin is well integrated and mostly perceived around the rustic edges, holding the wine up with good acidity, rather than being in your face.

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Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico DOCG 2016
Even though this wine has some Merlot in it, it feels like an old school Chianti, with cherry bark (when the soil and cherry aromas fold into each other) and only a hint of the signature violet note, making room for richer aromas of baking spices like nutmeg and anise with a nice cured leather and tobacco note.  The tannin is well integrated and mostly perceived around the rustic edges, holding the wine up with good acidity, rather than being in your face.

Reviewed On: 02-20-2019
88
POINTS
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico DOCG 2016
Even though this wine has some Merlot in it, it feels like an old school Chianti, with cherry bark (when the soil and cherry aromas fold into each other) and only a hint of the signature violet note, making room for richer aromas of baking spices like nutmeg and anise with a nice cured leather and tobacco note.  The tannin is well integrated and mostly perceived around the rustic edges, holding the wine up with good acidity, rather than being in your face.

Reviewed On: 02-20-2019