Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale 2020 750ml - The Grape Tray
Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale 2020 750ml
SKU: 2395

Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale 2020

  • ws93
  • js93
  • wa92
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Winery Notes:

This riserva is a brilliant ruby red color with garnet highlights. On the nose aromas of cherries, red plums, and currants are layered over notes of earth, rose petals, and leather. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied showing excellent structure with firm, integrated tannins and plenty of spice on the long finish.

Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Rich and evoking cherry, raspberry, iron and spice flavors, this red is backed by vibrant acidity and dense tannins. Balanced and brimming with energy on the long finish. Should hit its stride in two to three more years. Sangioveto, Canaiolo and Ciliegiolo. Best from 2025 through 2043. 1,100 cases made, 800 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, October 31, 2023
James Suckling
  • js93

Dense aromas of dark plums and black fruit on the nose, as well as some aromatic oak. Medium-bodied with a lovely core of fruit-soaked, velvety tannins, providing good focus and length. This is pleasant to drink now, but will age nicely, too. Drink or hold.

November 22, 2023
Wine Advocate
  • wa92

This release of 15,000 bottles is among the most pleasantly accessible wines in this portfolio from Castellare di Castellina. The 2020 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale shows soft fruit, cherry, blue flower and sweet potting soil. The wine is texturally rich but not heavy, and these native Italian grapes always have a lot of fresh acidity on offer, even in a vintage like 2020 that was characterized by hot summer weather.

Monica Larner, September 21, 2023
Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

Fresh and cooked cherries soaked in vibrant aromas of blood orange on the nose recall a cherry tart that is fully realized on the palate, with notes of vanilla and chocolate and a velvety texture that lingers on the palate.

Danielle Callegari, September 1, 2023

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