|The '95 Felsina Chianti Classico|
Riserva is still going strong at age 19
Some wine is meant for the cellar, while most can go right to the table. But these generalizations tend to fade when talking about Chianti Classico. In their youth, these are fun and fruity wines with enough acidity and structure to carry a meal. However, as they mature they soften, grow darker, and begin to display more earth, natural wood and spice. It is this evolution that keeps me putting bottles of Chianti Classico in the cellar. In a good vintage, it is one of the most versatile wines being made today. However, where a regular Chianti Classico (normale) will bring you night after night of enjoyment at your dinner table, the Riserva level wines mature beautifully in the cellar. Which brings us to the 2010 Chianti Classico Riservas.
Here's a list of some of the best 2010 Chianti Classico Riservas, in a number of price ranges, that I've tasted this year.
On To The Tasting Notes:
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