Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 April 28, 2017

VILLA ANTINORI Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

(Chianti Classico, Italy) $34

In a seemingly endless pursuit of new wines, I can sometimes forget to drink the tried and true classics—like Antinori (a name that’s right up there with Ferrari and the Vatican when it comes to things Italian). Indeed, I’d forgotten just how delicious Antinori’s Chianti Classico Riserva can be. It’s full of Tuscan sangiovese flavors—black olive, sea salt, thyme, tar, black tea, and red fruits. And while some Chianti Classicos can appear sleek to the point of thinness, this one is has surprising richness and length. A T-bone drizzled with olive oil (as they do in Tuscany) would be just right. (14% abv)

93 points KM

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