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Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2020

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
JS 94
WA 93
AG 92
DE 92
WS 90
13.5% ABV
Item # 347954

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750ml
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94 points James Suckling: "Attractive aromas of ripe cherries, dried strawberries, dried orange peel, spices and crushed stones, following through to a medium to full body with compact tannins that are firm and finely grained. Smooth and textured with vivid fruit underneath and a lingering finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. (Aug 2023)."

93 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "In the bottle with the black label, the organic 2020 Chianti Classico Riserva offers ripe fruit with measured intensity that never feels heavy or overdone. Achieving this level of balance is not easy in a hot growing season such as this. This wine is characterized by an especially linear and direct personality that pushes it over the palate with good momentum. Drink 2023-2030 (Sep 2023)."

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2020 Chianti Classico Riserva is terrific. Macerated dark cherry, spice, leather, tobacco, dried flowers and underbrush are some of the many notes that grace this super-expressive Riserva. The 2020 is a touch somber, but that only adds to its considerable allure. Drink 2023-2032 (Aug 2023)."

92 points Decanter: "After a warm summer with moderate water stress, Volpaia started picking approximately a week early than recent norms, with harvest lasting from mid-September to 6 October. A blend of selected bunches from estate vineyards planted between 1970 and 2002, the Riserva boasts a well-defined, appealing character, modern and sleek with a sweetness and softness to the fruit countered by a grip of polished tannins. Dark ripe cherry expands to thyme and crushed rocks with a hint of chocolate in the background. Riper and fuller than its 2019 counterpart – but with Radda-esque lift. Drinking window 2023-2030 (Feb 2023)."

90 points Wine Spectator: "A juicy yet firmly structured red highlighted by bright cherry and blackberry fruit. Reveals dense tannins that inform the finish, where accents of earth and mineral linger. Balanced in a youthful, exuberant way. Best from 2025 through 2039. (Oct 2023)."
94 points James Suckling: "Attractive aromas of ripe cherries, dried strawberries, dried orange peel, spices and crushed stones, following through to a medium to full body with compact tannins that are firm and finely grained. Smooth and textured with vivid fruit underneath and a lingering finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. (Aug 2023)."

93 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "In the bottle with the black label, the organic 2020 Chianti Classico Riserva offers ripe fruit with measured intensity that never feels heavy or overdone. Achieving this level of balance is not easy in a hot growing season such as this. This wine is characterized by an especially linear and direct personality that pushes it over the palate with good momentum. Drink 2023-2030 (Sep 2023)."

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2020 Chianti Classico Riserva is terrific. Macerated dark cherry, spice, leather, tobacco, dried flowers and underbrush are some of the many notes that grace this super-expressive Riserva. The 2020 is a touch somber, but that only adds to its considerable allure. Drink 2023-2032 (Aug 2023)."

92 points Decanter: "After a warm summer with moderate water stress, Volpaia started picking approximately a week early than recent norms, with harvest lasting from mid-September to 6 October. A blend of selected bunches from estate vineyards planted between 1970 and 2002, the Riserva boasts a well-defined, appealing character, modern and sleek with a sweetness and softness to the fruit countered by a grip of polished tannins. Dark ripe cherry expands to thyme and crushed rocks with a hint of chocolate in the background. Riper and fuller than its 2019 counterpart – but with Radda-esque lift. Drinking window 2023-2030 (Feb 2023)."

90 points Wine Spectator: "A juicy yet firmly structured red highlighted by bright cherry and blackberry fruit. Reveals dense tannins that inform the finish, where accents of earth and mineral linger. Balanced in a youthful, exuberant way. Best from 2025 through 2039. (Oct 2023)."
Product SKU 347954
Producer Volpaia
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Chianti Classico DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Designation Riserva
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
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