Luiano Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Luiano

VARIETAL

100% Sangiovese

APPELLATION

Tuscany, Italy

 

Luiano Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

A rich, structured wine with a complex bouquet layered with aromas of ripe red cherries and violets, followed by notes of leather and white pepper. Fermented in stainless steel, the wine rests for 10 months before being transferred into French and American oak barrels where it aged for 12 months.

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2015

Wine Spectator - 95

B. Sanderson, February 2019

2013

Wine Enthusiast - 89 pts

Enticing scents of rose, moist soil, plum, raspberry and dark spice meld together in the glass. The lively palate shows fleshy black cherry, mocha, vanilla and a licorice note alongside zesty acidity. Fine-grained tannins give it a polished finish.

k. O'Keefe, June 2016

Wine Spectator - 87 pts

A modern, oaky style, with ample spice, smoke and char notes framing the black cherry fruit. Stays juicy and fairly well-balanced in the end. Drink now through 2020.

B. Sanderson, May 2016

2012

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Cherry, rose, spice and chopped sage aromas come together on this round, savory wine. The juicy palate offers fleshy black cherry, raspberry, star anise and a coffee note set in a framework of polished tannins. Drink through 2018.

k. O'Keefe, May 2016

2010

Wine Enthusiast - 91 pts

The savory wine opens with aromas of violet, red rose, wet soil, woodland berries, and a whiff of Mediterranean herbs. The fresh, inviting palate doles out juicy dark cherry accented with hints of cracked black pepper, sage, and clove. It’s straightforward, balanced and enjoyable now but will drink well through 2017.

K. O'Keefe, November 2014

2009

Wine & Spirits - 92 pts - Best Buy

Casual and delicious, this matches dark, earthy notes of forest mushrooms with bright, sunny fruit. There’s a fennel and licorice-like spice to the finish, the tart fruit lasting through it with a red glow. Pour it with sausage and broccoli rabe over orecchietti.

J. Greene, April 2013