2010 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva
This is a perfumed and structured Chianti Classico with lavender, fresh mushroom and blackberries on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a racy finish. Drink now or hold.
Made from organically farmed grapes, this gorgeous expression of Sangiovese opens with rich aromas of ripe plum, leather and cooking spices. The vibrant palate delivers a core of black cherry and raspberry accented by white pepper, thyme, sage and mineral notes, with fresh acidity and solid tannins. This is already delicious but will benefit with more bottle age. Drink 2015–2030.
This enticing red offers floral, strawberry, raspberry and mineral aromas and flavors. Elegant and harmonious, showing no shortage of structure, this has fine complexity, with a lingering aftertaste of berry and mineral. Best from 2015 through 2025.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva straddles a fine line between modernity and traditionalism. Aromas are chiseled and defined with bold cherry, Spanish cedar, moist tobacco and pressed red flower. The fruit layering is rich, but never over-the-top. In fact, the wine feels downright elegant, tight and pristine overall. It’s a pure expression of Sangiovese. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022. Castello di Volpaia is one of the banner estates of the Radda in Chianti subzone of Chianti Classico in Siena province. It is managed by the Mascheroni Stianti family: Giovannella, Carlo, Nicolo and Federica. Thanks to high-elevation vineyards, Volpaia’s wines are celebrated for their freshness and finesse. (ML)