Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
93/100 James Suckling "A very finely crafted red with berry, walnut and light coffee-bean character. It’s medium-bodied and tight with intense tannins and a flavorful finish. Very racy and intense".
90/100 Robert Parkers Wine Advocate "Made with fruit that is sourced from various points in the appellation, the hot-vintage Marchesi Antinori 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori is Sangiovese with a tiny part of Merlot blended in to round off and soften the wine. The fruit is rich and concentrated with ripe plum, summer cherry and blackberry. Spice, leather and mild tobacco play supporting roles. The quality of those aromas is bold and dark, and the wine ultimately delivers more in terms of power and intensity than it does fine nuance. That's what makes this wine so well suited to breaded veal or grilled sausage".
90/100 Vinous "Expressive floral and spice notes give the 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori its effusive personality. In the glass, the 2017 is mid-weight and gracious, with lovely translucence and silky tannins that wrap it all together. This is a decidedly understated style".
The Finer Details
Variety - Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Sub Region - Chianti Classico
Extra - Cork
Year - 2017
Volume - 750ml