2009 Querciabella Chianti Classico (6L)
A vivid Chianti Classico, with dark cherry, violets and berries on the nose and palate. Fresh finish. Made from Biodynamic grapes.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Chianti Classico Querciabella floats on the palate with layers of sensual red fruit, flowers and spices. It remains an essentially mid-weight wine graced with exquisite finesse and class, reflecting a stylistic change from some of the bigger vintages of the past. Floral notes reappear on the finish, adding lift and harmony. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. Itís not exactly as though Querciabella needed to re-invent itself, the wines had been outstanding for years, but that is exactly what is happening at this historic estate in Greve. Full credit must go to proprietor Sebastiano Castiglioni for his vision, unwavering commitment to quality and hiring of Luca Currado of Vietti to oversee the project. Querciabella recently completed the acquisition of additional vineyards in Castellina, which now gives the estate land in three different villages within Chianti Classico.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Red-ruby. Bright, enticing aromas of cherry, balsamic dark chocolate, tobacco and flint on the complex nose. Deep and sweet on entry, offering ripe flavors of dark cherry, licorice and herbs, then moderately deep in the middle. Finishes with notes of bitter chocolate and herbs. Probably best today on the perfumed nose. Needs time.
A rich, fluid red, embedded with cherry, herb and mineral flavors. Ripe and balanced, with moderate length. For enjoying on the early side. Drink now through 2016.