Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 presents an intense ruby red as a color. The nose shows notes of plums and quince along with spicy aromas of laurel, cocoa, white pepper and pleasurable balsamic finish of eucalyptus and mint. The palate is vibrant, soft, characterized by a savory and long finish, which brings back the wine's ample fruity, spicy and balsamic aromas.
Aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, warm spice and blue flower mingle with a balsamic whiff of menthol. The firm, medium-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, licorice and a hint of espresso alongside taut, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2021-2027.
This fresh red is well-balanced and juicy, laced with cherry, raspberry, mint and earth flavors, while firm, dusty tannins line the finish. Drink now through 2030.
Expressive floral and spice notes give the 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori its effusive personality. In the glass, the 2017 is mid-weight and gracious, with lovely translucence and silky tannins that wrap it all together. This is a decidedly understated style.