Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 750ml
- • Year 2009
- • Size 750ml
- • Producer Castello di Monsanto
- • Country Italy
- • Region Tuscany
- • Sub Region Chianti
- • Rating 93
- • Publication Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
Top 100 Points
"92 Points - Wine Spectator: A powerful and opulent style, this red displays ripe cherry, black currant, violet and tobacco aromas and flavors. The tannins are gripping on the finish, which lingers with sweet fruit and mineral accents. Well-proportioned. Best from 2014 through 2021."
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva is striking. Succulent dark cherries, flowers, mint and licorice burst from the glass in this exuberant, sexy Riserva. The tannins are nearly buried by the opulent fruit, but the wine retains great balance, while avoiding any sense of heaviness. The 2009 captures the heat and richness of the year while never abandoning its classic sense of structure. This is a superb wine from Monsanto with plenty of upside potential. Sweet floral notes add an elegant, feminine touch to the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021."