James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
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Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Berardenga 2017

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Product description

93 Points - James Suckling

Fresh and vivid for a 2017, due to the hot weather. It’s full-bodied, tight and structured with wet earth, tobacco and fresh herbs. Dark fruit, too. Lot of flavorful. Serious red.

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The Fèlsina 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardenga (with 70,000 bottles made) is a rich and sultry expression of pure Sangiovese with dark fruit intensity and a beautiful contouring of spice, leather and tar. This wine hits the intensity nail on the head without the overt over-ripeness that we saw in many of its peers from this hot and dry vintage. I would not recommend an especially long drinking window, but I can enthusiastically recommend this authentic taste of Chianti Classico for near or medium-term drinking. The Riserva ages in large Slavonian oak casks for 12 months.

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

This has a shy nose that eventually reveals whiffs of ripe black-skinned fruit, leather, forest floor and balsamic hints of eucalyptus. Showing the heat of the vintage, the medium-bodied palate is already somewhat evolved, offering dried black cherry, incense and sandalwood alongside dusty rather drying tannins.