Castello Di Ama - Chianti Classico Riserva Montebuoni 2018 (750ml)


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Producer Castello Di Ama
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Subregion Chianti
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2018
Sku 4891
Size 750ml

Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points

Delicious and elegantly structured this opens with alluring aromas of fragrant blue flower black-skinned fruit eucalyptus and espresso. On the savory focused palate bright acidity and lithe fine-grained tannins accompany juicy black cherry mocha licorice and crushed mint. Drink through 2028.

Wine Advocate: 93 Points

Here's an exciting discovery from Castello di Ama. An inaugural vintage the 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Montebuoni sources its fruit from a vineyard site planted next to the celebrated Bellavista parcel in 1997. Showing a classic Tuscan spirt that is playful and mischievous this wine is beautiful and bright with loads of ripe and soft fruit flavors spanning from cherry to plum and violets to potting soil. The wine is medium-bodied and lean but it shows enough intensity and freshness to make a really nice and lasting impact on the palate. I can recommend a solid 10-year drinking window for this cheerful bottle.

Vinous: 93 Points

A new wine in this range the 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Montebuoni is effusive deep and powerful. Black cherry plum spice leather and dried herbs all open in the glass. Bright saline notes extend the finish nicely. The 2018 offers a compelling balance of fruit richness and energy - By Antonio Galloni on September 2021 Lorenza Sebasti and Marco Pallanti showed me a brilliant set of new releases during my most recent visit. The Ama wines are often showy when young but they only reveal their true potential after a number of years in bottle. These are quite simply some of the most singular expressions of Chianti Classico readers will find. I was especially struck by the sublime magnificent 100% Merlot L'Apparita.


Wine Spectator: 91 Points

Bright black cherry and blackberry flavors highlight this round fruity red. Lively acidity and fine-grained tannins are integrated and lend support. A touch of earth graces the finish. Drink now. 3333 cases made 250 cases imported. ? BS

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