“Villa Antinori” Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
(Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy) $30
Antinori built its name on delicious dependability… and it’s been totally reliable for the last 40 years. Nice tar-roses-salty quality here, and good length on the palate. Fresh and pretty.
89 points KM
“Vigneto Bucerchiale” Chianti Rufina Riserva 2013
(Chianti Rufina, Tuscany, Italy) $30
Wonderful classic flavors of espresso, cherries, licorice, and tobacco. Plus a hint of saltiness which is often a characteristic of terrific Chianti. Superb with meat pastas.
90 points KM