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Castello Di Cacchiano Chianti Classico Millennio 2007 750ml

Rated 91 - Lots of intense berry and chocolate character, with hints of meat. Full and silky, with ripe tannins and juicy finish. Gorgeous. Drink...
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Castello Di Cacchiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - A soft and velvety wine, with cedar and new wood and hints of dried fruits. Starting to dry now. Full body. Needs drinking. Just...
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Castello Di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Bellezza 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - This is a full-bodied red with lots of ripe fruit and loads of toasted oak character. Possibly a little too much new wood but it should...
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Castello Di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - A fruity, delicious red with sliced-plum and lemon-rind character. Full body with light tannins and a flavorful finish. I like the...

Chianti Classico Sangiovese

The name of this grape, meaning 'blood of Jove' conjures up evocative images of long dead civilizations, and gives the Sangiovese varietal a sense of the holy, the sacred, the special. Indeed, this particular type of Italian grape has been cultivated and processed for thousands of years, and is said to be the original favorite grape varietal of the Romans, and the Etruscans before them. Throughout history, vintners have continued to plant this varietal, and they continue to produce wonderful wines to this day. The long bunches of very dark, round fruit are treasured by fine wineries in Italy and a few other places around the world, and when young, these grapes are lively – full of strawberry flavors and a little spiciness. However, it is when they are aged in oak that they take on some truly special flavors and aromas, as seen in some of the finest wines of the Old World.