The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is wonderfully fleshy and expressive, and yet has plenty of structural underpinnings. Dark cherry, plum, spice, menthol, licorice and mocha open up with a bit of air. The balance of fruit depth allied to a mid-weight sense of structure is just compelling. Readers will find a potent, bruising Riserva with tons of character.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Carpineto's 2016 Chianti Classico is a dense and darkly saturated expression. The wine offers a generous bouquet with tones of black fruit, campfire ash and smoked bacon. You get soft richness here with plenty of succulent and chewy fruit. Ultimately, the wine is simple and rich—it is exactly the kind of Tuscan red you'll want to pair with amatriciana or carbonara sauce on your pasta. The blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Canaiolo.
Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. The bouquet is elegant, full, harmonious and persistent with suggestions of vanilla and raspberry. The palate is long and velvety, full-bodied, generous and warm.
Perfect with roasts and game.