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20 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico DOCG 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Tasting Notes: The estate’s mid-weight, silky-textured 2003 Chianti Classico Riserva presents attractive notes of super- ripe red fruits, grilled herbs and spices on an ample, yet classically built frame that captures the generous warmth of the vintage while maintaining a sense of freshness as well as restraint. Showing outstanding length on the palate, roundness from the oak, notable purity and terrific overall balance, it is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next decade or so.

Castello di Monsanto:
Castello di Monsanto is one of the most respected estates in Tuscany and one of the top producers of traditional Chianti Classico Riserva. Located midway between Florence & Siena, the estate lies on the westernmost edge of the Chianti Classico zone, one of the best areas for Chianti. The estate itself is a landmark, with its distinctive hilltop castle.

Member Reviews for 20 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico DOCG

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Snooth User: JohnnyRocketts
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4.00 5
08/23/2009

medium bodied and silky smooth. This tastes of cherries, raisins and rasberries


Snooth User: Mrs Chicago
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5.00 5
02/13/2014

Five glasses


External Reviews for 20 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico DOCG

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

RP: 90 Points


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

Winemaker Laura Bianchi makes an old world style Chianti Classico that is full on the palate and has lots of black fruit flavors.


External Review
10/15/2009

90 Points - Robert Parker The 2005 Chianti Classico Riserva reveals a profile of red berries, herbs, crushed flowers and spices. The wine possesses an attractive up-front personality and finessed tannins, but it does taper off a bit on the mid-palate. In this rain-plagued vintage Monsanto did not produce its Riserva Il Poggio, and the best fruit from that site was added to this Riserva bottling, which was aged in a variety of used French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2017.



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Tasting Notes: The estate’s mid-weight, silky-textured 2003 Chianti Classico Riserva presents attractive notes of super- ripe red fruits, grilled herbs and spices on an ample, yet classically built frame that captures the generous warmth of the vintage while maintaining a sense of freshness as well as restraint. Showing outstanding length on the palate, roundness from the oak, notable purity and terrific overall balance, it is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next decade or so.

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