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Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A touch of funky brett greets the nose and is followed by earthy, tobacco, notes with lots of dried herb, leather and dried flowers. Certainly not a fruit driven nose as it develops further notes of limestone, rusts funghi, smoke, touch of oak, and a very mineral backdrop. Sour berry right up front with wonderfully ripe tannins and good acids offering lots of richness in the mouth with a seductive mouthfeel. The fruit is rich and forceful, almost concealing the austerity with layers of leather, earth, dried herb, with emerging bitter cherry/wild strawberry fruits and a touch of green anise and peach seed on the backend. There is that edge of brett entwined with the flavors but at this point it is well integrated. Very cleansing finish, a touch short with a sneaky return featuring hints of roasted nuts, salt, lingonberry and funghi. A very solid wine. 92pts

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Editorial Reviews for Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,774
4.50 5
02/05/2009

A touch of funky brett greets the nose and is followed by earthy, tobacco, notes with lots of dried herb, leather and dried flowers. Certainly not a fruit driven nose as it develops further notes of limestone, rusts funghi, smoke, touch of oak, and a very mineral backdrop. Sour berry right up front with wonderfully ripe tannins and good acids offering lots of richness in the mouth with a seductive mouthfeel. The fruit is rich and forceful, almost concealing the austerity with layers of leather, earth, dried herb, with emerging bitter cherry/wild strawberry fruits and a touch of green anise and peach seed on the backend. There is that edge of brett entwined with the flavors but at this point it is well integrated. Very cleansing finish, a touch short with a sneaky return featuring hints of roasted nuts, salt, lingonberry and funghi. A very solid wine. 92pts

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549168,407
3.50 5
02/05/2009

Oaky vanilla and cola with green vegetables and a bit of wet fur on the nose. Packed with flavor of raw beef, green pepper, orange rind and blackberries. A nice Chianti that I would happily try again.


Snooth User: drdebs
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4.00 5
01/23/2008

Beautiful aromas of tar, tobacco, plum, sour cherry, and leather--all echoed on the palate. Very complex and yet extremely food friendly.


Snooth User: vigna uva vino
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4.00 5
02/05/2009

Outhouse, with very dark expressive fruits, stylish flavors, bright and warm with nice fresh midpalate and long perfumed finish.




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