colour: Ruby red with a trace of garnet
nose: Elegant intense with hints of spices good connected with fruity scents
taste: good structure with evident tannins and long persistance
Vinous 92 points - The 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Castello di Volpaia is impeccable in this vintage, with terrific focus to balance the overt fruit of the vintage. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, mint and sweet spices are all woven together in a flashy, mid-weight Riserva that should continue to drink well for at least a handful of years, perhaps beyond. Crushed flowers and a hint of rose petal add the final shades of nuance.
Wine Spectator 91 points - Vibrant and harmonious, offering floral, strawberry, cherry and spice flavors allied to a delicate frame. Lingers with fruit and mineral notes on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 5,000 cases made.
(Oct 31 2015)