Name: Coltibuono Chianti Riserva
Producer: Badia a Coltibuono
Wine Enthusiast Review: 93 points
"Forest floor, new leather, ripe, dark-skinned berry and hint of blue flower are some of the scents you'll discover on this structured, polished red. The smooth, delicious palate offers layers of fleshy black cherry, baking spice and dried Mediterranean herb while firm, refined tannins provide the framework."
Wine Advocate Review: 91 points
"The 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva delivers thick lines and more muscle than past vintages. Badia a Coltibuono is known for its streamlined, nuanced and elegant wines. They tend to be thinner in color and consistency in keeping with Sangiovese tradition. This vintage was warmer and the quality of fruit is slightly more pronounced as a result. Black cherry and cassis are followed by cola and grilled herb. Winemaking is simple and straightforward."
Wine Spectator Review: 91 points
"This has turned the corner, revealing mellow aromas and notes of leather and woodsy spice around the cherry core. If the structure and length are any indication, this still has plenty to give. Drink now through 2023. 4,500 cases made."
Vinous Review: 90 points
"The 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva offers lovely depth and complexity, with a host of floral, savory and ferrous notes that open up in the glass. All the elements come together effortlessly. Slightly forward overtones in the bouquet make me think the 2011 Riserva won't be especially long-lived, but it is quite pretty and expressive today."