Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. Elegant, full, harmonious, and persistent with suggestions of vanilla and raspberry. Long and velvety, full, generous, and warm.
Smoky blackberry, rosemary and tar flavors predominate in this burly red, with dense, assertive tannins. This could use a little more generosity midpalate to buffer the tannins, yet persists on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2037. 16,000 cases made, 7,200 cases imported.
The 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva is a dark, bombastic wine. Black cherry, chocolate, spice, leather and scorched earth are all kicked up in this dense, opulent Riserva. Harsh tannins are impossible to get past.