Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 93] [WS 92] [JS 92] [JD 91] [AG 91]

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016
(Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 93] [WS 92] [JS 92] [JD 91] [AG 91]

Regular price $40.00 Sale price $32.97 Save $7.03

RP93 WS92 JS92 JD91 AG91
Notes from the Winemaker:
Intense, deep ruby red color with subtle glimmers of garnet. The wine shows a splendid, full nose with hints of blackberries and pleasant notes of tobacco and spice. In the mouth, the wine is soft with an elegant, fresh finish and a persistent, generous acidity in the aftertaste. Full of mature tannins and fruitiness.

Vinification: Fermentation with autoctonous yeasts. Cap managed with punchdown. Maceration on the skins for at least 3 weeks
Ageing: 24 months in casks of French and Austrian oak; four months of bottle age before release

Grape: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Showing beautiful results in an excellent vintage, the 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is a graceful and elegantly tempered red wine. It makes good on all the basic promises of traditional Sangiovese: the complexity and elegance of the grape and that fresh acidity. It opens to a mid-weight style, making this a perfect wine for roast chicken and roast potatoes. Pretty mineral notes appear on the close, and the tannin is beautifully integrated. Some 22,000 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (19th Sep 2019)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A pretty red, this features floral, strawberry, cherry and mineral aromas and flavors. A firm backbone and elegant frame mesh well, and this is poised for a long evolution. Fine length. Best from 2021 through 2038. 1,850 cases made, 700 cases imported." - BS (Oct 31, 2020)

92 Points - James Suckling:
"This is firmly placed in red-fruit territory with frozen strawberries, dried red cherries and fresh herbs. Round and juicy on the medium-to full-bodied palate and succulent on the finish. Drink now." - (16 Jul, 2019 )

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The same blend, but aged 24 months in French and Austrian casks, the smaller production 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva offers a ruby/plum color as well as lots of baked cherry and redcurrant fruit interwoven with spice box, licorice, and sandalwood nuances. Medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, and balanced on the palate, it has more concentration as well as length and should benefit from a year or three of bottle age. It should keep for over a decade." - Jeb Dunnuck (6/24/2020)

91 Points - Vinous:
"The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Badia a Coltibuono is a very pretty wine with lovely aromatic nuance and plenty of character to match its mid-weight personality. Crushed flowers, mint, lavender, spice and black cherry are all finely knit in this attractive, mid-weight Riserva. Fresh and energetic, the 2016 will drink nicely for many years to come. " - Antonio Galloni (Aug 2019)