Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
This powerful red is hallmarked by forthcoming aromas of black cherry, blackberry, iron, tar and tobacco. Burly tannins prowl in the background as this unfurls to a long, detailed finish. Balanced in a broad-shouldered way. Best from 2024 through 2035. 16,600 cases made, 5,000 cases imported.
Tar, stone and the umami of mushrooms, seaweed and soy sauce open the nose of this wine before juicier sour cherries and cranberries emerge. The palate has black cherries, blackberries, milk and dark chocolate, with bitter orange at the back. Well integrated with nice length.
The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva is a dark, brooding wine. Black cherry, smoke, licorice, tobacco and worn- in leather are signs of a wine that is evolving at a fast pace.