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CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA 2015
A fresh, detailed style, exhibiting cherry, black currant, licori- ce, leather and iron aromas and flavors.This firms up as the latent structure emerges on the finish, yet the lasting impression is of equilibrium and sweet, ripe fruit. Best from 2020 through 2038.
Bruce Sanderson Wine Spectator.
OTTANTUNO CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE 2015
Heady aromas of kirsch, black cherry, violet, tar and iron si- gnal this firm, dense red. Creates fine tension between the ripe, sweet fruit and bitter, savory elements, finding balance as this plays out on the long finish.Best from 2021 through 2038. Bruce Sanderson Wine Spectator
LUI «Super Tuscan» IGT Rosso Toscana
Fine purity and expression are the hallmarks of this black currant, black cherry and violet-flavored red. The texture and balance make this compelling, with a long aftertaste. Iron and spice notes add depth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Colorino. Best from 2023 through 2038. Bruce Sanderson Wine Spectator.
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WS Review: A lively version, offering a smooth texture and an elegant profile for the cherry, strawberry and floral notes. Well-integrated, with a moderate structure, this lingers with mineral and tobacco elements. Drink now through 2032. 2,500 cases imported. B.S.
Why It’s of Note: This 2016 from Luiano is the only wine in today’s selection that makes use of international varieties, as opposed to Sangiovese and other indigenous varieties found in Chianti, like Canaiolo and Malvasia Nera. Although 90 percent of this wine’s blend is the traditional Sangiovese, there is also 5 percent Merlot and 5 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, both of which are native to France. Cassia Schifter
OTTANTUNO CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE 2015 91p
Showes blackberry compote, redcurrant jam and dried orange peel. Full body, ripe and round tannins and a fruity finish.
James Suckling, September 2018.
LUIANO E IL GAMBERO ROSSO
RISERVA: 2 BICCHIERI ROSSI – LUI 2015 SUCCOSO E PROFUMATO DI CAFFÉ E MIRTILLO
Convincente il Chianti Classico Riserva ’15 che evidenzia un profilo olfattivo di buona defi– nizione tra frutti rossi e spezie. In bocca la pro– gressione è sapida e contrastata.
Buono anche il LUI ’15, blend a base di cabernet sauvignon, merlot ecolorino, succoso e profuma– to di caffè e mirtillo.