Reviewed on 2019-01-31
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Rating 94
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 13.5%
Price $22.00  Buy This Wine
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Gamay, Pinot Noir , Sangiovese

Coltibuono "RS" Chinati Classico DOCG 2016 Review

Great Sangiovese by itself expresses confidence. This is one such wine. 100% Sangiovese, and aged in neutral casks, the winemaker is only asking the wood to influence and soften the structure of the wine - there's no vanilla here - showcasing pure Sangiovese. The nose is inviting and vibrant, with the classic varietal aromas of sour cherries and plum fruit and an underlying earthy tone. The tannin in this wine is so well balanced you almost don’t even know it’s there. For $22, this is one hell of a steal.

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Coltibuono "RS" Chinati Classico DOCG 2016
Great Sangiovese by itself expresses confidence. This is one such wine. 100% Sangiovese, and aged in neutral casks, the winemaker is only asking the wood to influence and soften the structure of the wine - there's no vanilla here - showcasing pure Sangiovese. The nose is inviting and vibrant, with the classic varietal aromas of sour cherries and plum fruit and an underlying earthy tone. The tannin in this wine is so well balanced you almost don’t even know it’s there. For $22, this is one hell of a steal.

Reviewed On: 01-31-2019
94
POINTS
Coltibuono "RS" Chinati Classico DOCG 2016
Great Sangiovese by itself expresses confidence. This is one such wine. 100% Sangiovese, and aged in neutral casks, the winemaker is only asking the wood to influence and soften the structure of the wine - there's no vanilla here - showcasing pure Sangiovese. The nose is inviting and vibrant, with the classic varietal aromas of sour cherries and plum fruit and an underlying earthy tone. The tannin in this wine is so well balanced you almost don’t even know it’s there. For $22, this is one hell of a steal.

Reviewed On: 01-31-2019