Le Fonti, Chianti Classico Riserva, 2011

Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy

Le Fonti, Chianti Classico Riserva, 2011

Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy

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  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£23.50
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£23.50

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Grape Varietes: Sangiovese Wine Style: Savoury Reds Winemaker: Paolo Caciorgna - consultant Optimum Drinking: 2017-2024 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102551 Alcohol: 14.5%
Estate Notes

Le Fonti’s latest release of its top traditional wine is simply stunning, having spent two years in oak, it is generous, elegant and rich.

This quintessential Chianti Riserva forms part of a truly impressive range of wines from this Poggiobonsi stable, whose estate benefits from a particularly warm microclimate here as opposed to other Chianti growing areas such as Panzano or Radda. The berries ripen earlier and are often more fleshy and generous; as a result the wines are often referred to as being Pomerol-like.

Le Fonti was bought in the mid 1950s by the Imberti family and the current owners, Franca and Ferdinando also manage a business in Milan but actively follow the work at the estate. They have invested heavily and replanted solely with Sangiovese in the 1990s, and in their search for excellence they appointed young agronomist, Lorenzo Bernini and employ the famed and talented oenologist Paolo Caciorgna.

Reviews

"The 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva represents a tremendous effort and is a lovely short-term drinking wine. This Riserva (aged in tonneaux for two years) is teaming with dark fruit nuances, including black cherry and plum with sweet baking spice in a supporting role. The wine is increasingly supple and soft as its warms in the glass. It reveals an upfront and immediate style that makes it a pleasure to drink within the next 3-5 years. The natural succulence of the wine would make a great pairing partner to pork or roasted chicken." eRobertParker.com

Superb freshness and richness of black cherry and mulberry fruit with violet and kirsch, and sandal-wood and incense spice range; base notes of cigar leaf, truffle, black olive, cypress, bay and leather; very fine depth and minerality. Perfectly balanced palate with sumptuous fruit and velvety tannins; great depth, development, spread and length with aromatic lifted finish.