Castello di Ama Sangiovese Blend Chianti Classico DOCG 25th Anniversary 2006
Drawing on another joyous vintage and a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 12%<br/>Canaiolo, 8% Malvasia Nera and Merlot, Marco Pallanti has served up<br/>a enticingly perfumed red and black cherry Chianti Classico that has been<br/>further refined in French oak. This is and has never been your average<br/>Chianti; it's one of the very best. The whole Castello di Ama range is<br/>underpinned by an exquisite terroir of limestone-rich scree and immaculate<br/>winemaking, giving wines of grace & longevity; not that you have wait<br/>a lifetime for this beauty - it's as good as ready to go, the silky<br/>mulberry/damson fruit & cherry stone minerality making it a perfect<br/>accompaniment to any meat & even fish dishes...perhaps when you fancy a<br/>change from Claret or Burgundy? <br/>(David Berry Green - BB&R Italian Buyer)
Editorial Reviews for Castello di Ama Sangiovese Blend Chianti Classico DOCG 25th Anniversary
The nose here is a bit on the sweet side with notes of figs and milk chocolate floating above a bed of roasted plum and cherry fruits. On entry this shows lots of acid, but it is well-buffered by lots of sweet fruit. Notes of leather, limestone, and earth are all subsumed in bitter cherry fruit with lovely purity and unusual elegance across the mid-palate. The finish is a bit short with a gentle fade of bitter cherry and earth. A lovely and distinguished wine but the price is a bit steep. 91pts
Bright cherry aromas. Flavors are much more tart, cranberry cherry and strong tannins. Clean fruit, bright. A little thin on the finish.
Nice structure on the nose - leather and cherry dominate. Young and clearly not ready yet, the wine has flavors of tight bitter chocolate, sour cherry. Solid acidity should give it good potential. Finishes on iodine, mint and cherry.