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2015 Poggerino Bugialla Chianti Classico Riserva

SKU #1417804 96 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A mix of pure cherry and cigar humidor aromas lead off. The cherry theme continues, supported by rosemary, iron and tar flavors. Big, burly tannins line the finish and should carry this wine for another few decades. Best from 2023 through 2040. 900 cases made, 200 cases imported. *Highly Recommended* (BS) Inner quote mark (8/2018)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark 100% Sangiovese. Aged in 20-hl and 25-hl Slavonian oak for two years. Dense crimson. Really quite spicy on the nose. Then particularly polished tannins. This would be a good introduction to a doubter of Chianti Classico’s quality. There is beauty here. Fleshy prunes? 17.5/20 points. (JR) Inner quote mark (10/2018)

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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/25/2019 | Send Email
I'm not sure where my adoration for Sangiovese originated but I suspect it was during a trip to Italy a mere 5 years ago. I spent much of my time eating at some fantastic out-of-the-way restaurants. I never requested any specific wine other than "red wine", which was almost always Sangiovese and I was never disappointed. My first time tasting the wines of Poggerino was here at the store, only earlier this year, it was the 2015 Chianti Classico. I was instantly transported back to that trip. Now we have this stellar Riserva in the store and I am jonesing for another visit to the region. This is classic old school Chianti Classico: black cherry, herbs, tobacco. There is all the structure here with excellent balance of acid, tannins and well integrated oak that does not overpower. If you had the Chianti Classico when we had it in stock, the CC Riserva is definitely worth spending the extra dollars for. I love these wines.

By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/24/2019 | Send Email
This was one of the surprise customer favorites at our June Italian consumer tasting and it also made quite an impression upon the staff. It's a classic Sangiovese aged in large casks that is especially inviting now as the warmth of 2015 brought riper than normal fruit and a subsequent approachability. The richness and purity may very well win over those reluctant to embrace Chianti Classico.

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