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Castello Monastrsangiove 2006

Member Review by jbechert:

I purchased the Castello di Monastero Chianti Classico 2006 for $14 on the basis of the high rating (WS 91pts). Frankly I don't believe this is the same wine that was judged by WS. The bottle I received had no depth, complexity or character and was overwhelmingly astringent. I tried some extended aeration that did nothing to help the sad wine that found its way into this bottle. Also this was not a damaged or "cooked" bottle. It was, in my opinion, simple a poor quality wine. (78 pts)

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Region: Italy » Tuscany » Toscano

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Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Castello di Monastero:
Thirty years ago, a successful industrialist decided to devote himself to his great passion: wine-growing. And so began a fascinating and complex story that culminated in the acquisition and valorization of three very important estates in Tuscany. The purchase and restoration of an historic monastery (dating from 1000) at Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the heart of the Siena Chianti Classico area,... Read more
Thirty years ago, a successful industrialist decided to devote himself to his great passion: wine-growing. And so began a fascinating and complex story that culminated in the acquisition and valorization of three very important estates in Tuscany. The purchase and restoration of an historic monastery (dating from 1000) at Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the heart of the Siena Chianti Classico area, saw the creation of a prestigious agricultural and residential complex, the present-day Castello di Monastero. Montalcino, the homeland of one of the most famous wines in the world, saw the acquisition and renovation of the Coldisole estate joined. Lastly, the foundation of Poggio alle Sughere in the Tuscan Maremma area. Production philosophy. Attention focuses on territory and grapes: the wines must be an expression of these two components and highlight there best aspects through attentive management of the vineyards, harvest, vinification and ageing. Read less

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Snooth User: jbechert
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04/23/2011

I purchased the Castello di Monastero Chianti Classico 2006 for $14 on the basis of the high rating (WS 91pts). Frankly I don't believe this is the same wine that was judged by WS. The bottle I received had no depth, complexity or character and was overwhelmingly astringent. I tried some extended aeration that did nothing to help the sad wine that found its way into this bottle. Also this was not a damaged or "cooked" bottle. It was, in my opinion, simple a poor quality wine. (78 pts)

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Flat and flavorless

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/15/2010

A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Monastero, Castello di Chianti Classico 750ml



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