Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
JS94: "This ripe Chianti Classico shows aromas of strawberries, cherries and red plums. Hints of earth, too. Full body, juicy tannins and a medium-deep finish. Delicious now, but it will be better in 2020." - James Suckling
WS93: "Black cherry, blackberry and dark plum fruit is allied to a muscular frame, with dense tannins. Tobacco, rosemary, thyme and tar notes play supporting roles as this builds to a long finish. Best from 2023 through 2038. 15,000 cases made". -Wine Spectator
Located north of the village of Greve in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, the Nozzole estate sits in a rugged, mountainous area of about 1,000 acres at 300 meters in elevation. They practice low yields and hand-harvesting. This Riserva is a classic, traditional Chianti, matured for 16 months in oak barrels and 3 months in bottle before release. Look for ripe, red fruits and earthy undernotes, framed with firm yet elegant tannins.