Chianti Classico 2005

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Produced with Sangiovese and a small amount of Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot, it is characterized by a balance o...

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Gillette Ridge Wine & Spirits
Bloomfield, CT (320 mi)
USD 49.99
1500ml
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Deep, lush and enchanting for what amount a basic Chianti Classico. The nose offers licorice, black plum, wild berry and clove. The palate is equal... Read more

Beautiful balance, with ripe black fruit, mineral and a hint of toasty oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, minera... Read more

Dark ruby. Much fresher nose than the Badiola, showing intriguing aromas of dark cherry, espresso and smoked meat. Displays a darker fruit quality ... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Deep, lush and enchanting for what amount a basic Chianti Classico. The nose offers licorice, black plum, wild berry and clove. The palate is equally nice, with cherry, plum and oozing berry all rolled into one. Fine texture; good tannic grip; good balance; just what the doctor ordered. From Mazzei.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Beautiful balance, with ripe black fruit, mineral and a hint of toasty oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, minerally finish. Very refined. Best Castello ever. Best after 2005.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Dark ruby. Much fresher nose than the Badiola, showing intriguing aromas of dark cherry, espresso and smoked meat. Displays a darker fruit quality than many other Chiantis, with prune, coffee and dark tobacco flavors and a pleasantly salty quality. Finishes clean and ripely tannic, showing more oaky torrefaction than the basic bottling as well.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

The 2001 Chianti Classico confirms that this vintage will be offering much gratification. A full ruby in color, the wild cherry and black currant nose, lightly oaked, and the fresh, round, vigorous flavors give a wine comfortably above the appellation average. Drink: now-2008.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

The 2000 Chianti Classico's deep ruby/purple color is followed by dense, monolithic, ripe, concentrated, chewy fruit that has not yet taken on the secondary nuances found in the 1999 and 1997 Chiantis. The 2000 reveals good sweetness and body, and a long, heady finish. This excellent offering should drink well for 5-8 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Very dark, rich and chocolately - and pretty darn oaky, too. But oh, what size and power. The nose is pure hickory smoke, leather and black fruit, while the palate overflows with cassis, black plum and pepper. The mouthfeel is silky yet aggressive, with big tannins and pulsating acids. And the coffee and cacao on the finish go on and on.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Bright blackberry, mineral and lilac aromas. Full-bodied, with very silky tannins and a long, long finish. Very well-crafted CC. Drink now through 2003.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Produced with Sangiovese and a small amount of Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot, it is characterized by a balance of elegance and complexity, which make this wine a magnificent example of the “terroir”.

Produced with Sangiovese and a small amount of Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot, it is characterized by a balance of elegance and complexity, which make this wine a magnificent example of the “terroir”.

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