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Istine - 2016 - Chianti Classico Riserva Levigne - 750 ml.

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Italy - Tuscany - Chianti

Sangiovese

Red - Vintage: 2016 - Size: 750 ml.

Distinguished naturally aged wine of world class. Medium intense ruby red. Complex nose of dried black fruit. Mediterranean herbs and oriental spices. Compact taste with fine acidity and strong tannins. Very long finish of mature fruit, cedar, vanilla and cacao.

SKU: XXI-00457
Vendor: Istine
Robert Parker: 92

Made with certified organic fruit, the Istine 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Levigne shows some dried fruit and some delicately aged aromas with cassis, tar, licorice and crushed rose. The fruit feels a bit flatter than I might have expected for this classic vintage, but the wine is nicely direct and linear nonetheless. This is a good choice for near-term consumption with a sirloin and potatoes.

James Suckling: 92

A creamy, delicious red with cherries and fresh flowers. Medium body. Traditional and delicious. Drink now.

Wine Spectator: 94

This red is pure and silky in texture, at least until the assertive tannins make their presence felt. Cherry, raspberry, floral, mineral and underbrush flavors are complex, while the finish shows tension and freshness. Best from 2024 through 2048. 450 cases made, 180 cases imported.

Wine Enthusiast: 93

Made with organically grown Sangiovese, this offers aromas of dark-skinned berry, violet, cooking spice and new leather. The vibrant, structured palate delivers juicy black cherry, licorice and tobacco alongside fine-grained tannins and firm acidity. Drink 2022–2031.

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