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Castel'In Villa Chianti Classico 2003

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Tight on the nose with a touch of caramel and roasted red fruits, menthol and limestone, smoke. A touch of VA adds lift and the aromatics drift off towards dried herb and woodland scents. Elegant and balanced in the mouth with integrated acidity and finely polished tannins, a bit drying on the midpalate, actually quite so with a mineral, smoky forest floor character. Bracing, cleansing finish with some violet and menthol notes even a long touch of bitter almond but not much more. An interesting wine but it lacks freshness of fruit on both the nose and the palate. 87pts

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Castell'in Villa:
The main objective at Castell'in Villa is to produce high quality wines from low yielding vineyards. The Vineyards are spread over eight different sites, in which the diversity of the Tuscan countryside is reflected both in soil types and microclimate. Winemaking takes place in a modern cellar equipped with stainless steel tanks and oak barrels through which the wines will pass in their vario... Read more
The main objective at Castell'in Villa is to produce high quality wines from low yielding vineyards. The Vineyards are spread over eight different sites, in which the diversity of the Tuscan countryside is reflected both in soil types and microclimate. Winemaking takes place in a modern cellar equipped with stainless steel tanks and oak barrels through which the wines will pass in their various stages of development. Attention to detail and respect for the natural evolution of the wine ensures that each vintage will reflect the individual character of Castell'in Villa. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Castel'In Villa Chianti Classico

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.00 5
01/30/2009

Tight on the nose with a touch of caramel and roasted red fruits, menthol and limestone, smoke. A touch of VA adds lift and the aromatics drift off towards dried herb and woodland scents. Elegant and balanced in the mouth with integrated acidity and finely polished tannins, a bit drying on the midpalate, actually quite so with a mineral, smoky forest floor character. Bracing, cleansing finish with some violet and menthol notes even a long touch of bitter almond but not much more. An interesting wine but it lacks freshness of fruit on both the nose and the palate. 87pts

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Snooth User: ekw590
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2.00 5
03/16/2009

My first impression was that of a young wine: still tight and closed -- but the 2003 vintage says otherwise. Very subtle aromas leading to much the same in the mouth: searching for flavors but just not getting much fruit. Astringent; at $20 too little for too much.




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