Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2007

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2007 vintage red Wine by Castello di Monsanto from Tuscany, Italy

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The nose showed black cherries, mint, floral, a hint of barnyard and that lovely dusty note that Sangiovese sometimes shows. On the palate, it flow... Read more

Really nice Chianti, smooth, full bodied, great value. $17.95 VW Read more

What works nicely here are the cherry, forest berry, charcoal, black licorice and plum aromas. Yoursquo;ll get candied cherry flavors in the mouth ... Read more

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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4.00 5
03/09/2012

The nose showed black cherries, mint, floral, a hint of barnyard and that lovely dusty note that Sangiovese sometimes shows. On the palate, it flowed effortlessly with juicy, ripe red fruits, some tobacco and cedar. The finish was long and fresh with just a hint of structure showing through. This is yet another great value wine from Monsanto. I repeatedly find the Monsanto Riserva to be everything I ever want from Chianti.


Snooth User: TheKozars
890635594
3.50 5
12/07/2011

Really nice Chianti, smooth, full bodied, great value. $17.95 VW


External Reviews for Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

What works nicely here are the cherry, forest berry, charcoal, black licorice and plum aromas. Yoursquo;ll get candied cherry flavors in the mouth and dusty tannins although the wine lacks that extra dimension to boost it up to the excellent category.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2005 Chianti Classico Riserva reveals a profile of red berries, herbs, crushed flowers and spices. The wine possesses an attractive up-front personality and finessed tannins, but it does taper off a bit on the mid-palate. In this rain-plagued vintage Monsanto did not produce its Riserva ll Poggio, and the best fruit from that site was added to this Riserva bottling, which was aged in a variety of used French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2017.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The estatersquo;s mid-weight, silky-textured 2003 Chianti Classico Riserva presents attractive notes of super-ripe red fruits, grilled herbs and spices on an ample, yet classically built frame that captures the generous warmth of the vintage while maintaining a sense of freshness as well as restraint. Showing outstanding length on the palate, roundness from the oak, notable purity and terrific overall balance, it is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next decade or so. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash;2017.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Medium-bodied with a light tint, this is a warm wine full of red-currant flavors and hefty tannins. The finish is long as can be, with a pronounced touch of interesting wood. Very tangy and lean, this may improve down the line. Now itrsquo;s a little closed and lean.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/16/2011

A generous and modern wine with plush aromas of sweet vanilla, black cherry, ripe blueberry, spice and a healthy wallop of chocolate fudge that proves to be a true crowd pleaser. Beautiful in the glass, with brilliant ruby reflections, the wine is silky-smooth in the mouth with bright berries flavors that ride over a long, soft finish.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The estatersquo;s 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva is delicious. Black cherries, herbs, tobacco and spices come together in a dark, brooding expression of Sangiovese framed by big, massive tannins. This finish is long and intense. Today the wine requires serious patience, but there is little question that it will be superb in a few years time. I canrsquo;t wait to see what Monsanto has done with its top of the line Il Poggio in this vintage. In the meantime, the 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva is a highlight; and a terrific value as well. Anticipated maturity: 2012ndash;2026.


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08/13/2011

Made with grapes from a further selection, first in the vineyard and afterwards in the winery, this Riserva consists of Sangiovese (90%) and Canaiolo and Colorino (10%). It has excellence potential for aging.


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01/17/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

2007 vintage red Wine by Castello di Monsanto from Tuscany, Italy

2007 vintage red Wine by Castello di Monsanto from Tuscany, Italy

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