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Castello D'albola Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 Wine Review

Castello D'albola Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Castello D'albola Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $22.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Castello D'albola

Agent: Imprese Inc.

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Smooth and full-bodied with sun-dried tomatoes and good acidity for food. The winery only makes this wine in the best vintages. Pair with savoury game dishes.

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine

This Castello D'albola Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 was reviewed on October 25, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Oct 23, 2014: Tasted blind at NCSG Vintage pre-release event.
Medium garnet, nose shows cherry, licorice, leather, herb/mint and some foral/violet. Medium bodied, with cherry, red berry, herb, clove, oak spice/toast and good balanced acidity/softened tannins with a medium finish. In all, a matured, nice pleasant food friendly wine to drink now.
The 2008 Chianti is a finely strung, well-structured red wine. Perfect for pasta and tomato sauce. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

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