Editorial Reviews for Prestige Querceto Chianti Riserva
Rather vibrant and focused on the nose with fine sage and fennel herb notes framing the core of lightly jammy strawberry fruits, with nuanced almond and smoke top notes and a hint of violet. This is still youthful, tight and bright. The wine is rather compact in the mouth with lovely ripe tannins adding volume. Not terribly large scaled, this offers a lovely, rich core of burnished cherry and strawberry fruit cut with a fine mineral tone. With air, gentle sweet tobacco, apple stem and almond notes emerge on the mid-palate and reveal greater depth on the moderately long finish. This is very well done. Quintessential CCR. 92pts
Nice red and black berry fruit grape like on the palate. Nice and pleasing and easy to drink.
This is one of those wines that is actually grapey! Sugary grapiness, like grape soda sans fizz, concentrated dark berries, raspberries for some acidity.
Someone please bring me some hearty pasta! The nose is screaming “pair me with goat cheese and mushroom ravioli”; and has notes of ripe red fruits and lots of wood. On the palate, green peppercorn, wood, yellow bell peppers’ sweetness, and light tannins. Finishes, smooth with a creamy/silky light buttery texture. I can’t wait to drink this with some delicious meaty foods.
Game-y and spice on the nose, herbs and smooth mouth feel.
The 2005 Querceto Chianti Classico was made at Castello di Querceto and was a blend of 92% Sangiovese grapes and 8% Canaiolo grapes that have aged in casks for 10-12 months. The wine was a medium-to-deep ruby color, with flecks of garnet starting to appear on the rim. On the nose, I found blackberry, black cherry, and hints of cedar and powdered cocoa. In the mouth, the cedar was more pronounced than on the nose, but the black fruits still dominated. The wine was well balanced, with nice acidity and tannins. For my complete review, visit my blog at http://bit.ly/KJjPK
decent - i wouldn't buy this wine again.
This Classico is made from the tradional grapes and aged in oak.
External Reviews for Prestige Querceto Chianti Riserva
In Italian “querceto” means oak grove, which is where the Castello di Querceto got its name. Nestled in a high valley near Greve in the Chianti Classico zone, the castle, which dates back to the 15th century, is surrounded by a grove of oak trees. Wine production is a legacy here and quality is a tradition. This Rieserva is a superior quality wine on all levels. The Wine Advocate scored it 91 points ad said "The 2005 Chianti Classico Riserva is an intense, weighty wine loaded with black cherries, minerals, violets and grilled herbs. The wine reveals good length and balance in a medium to full-bodied style that will require some patience for the tannins to soften a bit. The finish and overall balance are those of a first-class wine. This is a delicious Chianti that should offer very fine drinking over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021."
"The 2005 Chianti Classico Riserva Picchio reveals an additional dimension of ripeness and richness in its dark blue and black fruits in an especially dense
Tight and superclean, delivering crushed blackberry, prune, oak and slate on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with firm, mineral-coated tannins and a long, sturdy finish. Layered. Wait for this one. Best from 2009 through 2012. 9,000 case... Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2005 Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 750ml
A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2005 Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 750ml
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