Chianti Classico - some great current buys
3 Jul 2008 by JR
Chianti Classico can be a really excellent wine nowadays (see my overview in free for all) and my only worry about the notes on the following 55 current examples is that I have been too mean when scoring the best ones. As so often for Italian red wine, styles are all over the place: from souped up, ‘international’ and obviously oaked to delicate and precise expressions of terroir. I have tried to indicate style as well as quality in my notes. Most of these wines were tasted recently in London under the auspices of the Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico, which also supplied a treasure trove of background detail on...

Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?

If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.

Sign up for Purple Pages
  • 10665 articles (two new most days) and 99465 tasting notes
  • Exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Exclusive online access to all the World Atlas of Wine maps
  • Lively and intelligent Members' forum
  • Completely independent news, comment and inside tips
Join now
£6.99 a month or £69 a year
(Available in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD)
Contact us | Team Jancis | Site FAQs | Join now | Terms and Conditions | Privacy policy | Site map | RSS
© Copyright 2000-2014 Jancis Robinson