Chianti Classico in 2022 – part 1

Chianti Classico Collezione tasting 2022

Good news! 2018/19/20 are looking like a trio of great vintages. See also part 2 on this year's Riserva and Gran Selezione releases.

While reviewing 2018 and 2019 Chianti Classico new releases last year, I was struck by how similar they were. Both vintages were elegant and fresh rather than concentrated, and I hasten to add that I love the elegant, cool style of both years. Tasting late releases of both vintages again side by side last March at the annual vintage presentation in Florence it made me aware of two things: 2019 is superior, even if I still...