Fattoria di Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2018
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
|Brand||Fattoria di Felsina|
New leather, camphor and blue flower are some of the aromas you'll find on this bright, fragrant red. On the medium-bodied palate, vibrant acidity and taut tannins surround cassis, Marasca cherry and tobacco notes. Drink 2022-2028.
The 2018 Chianti Classico Berardenga is endowed with so much class. In 2018, the Classico is a bit more restrained than it can be. That mid-weight sense of structure, though, gives the wine quite a bit of early appeal. Even so, I would cellar the 2018 for a few years, as all the elements haven't fully come together just yet. Dark cherry, game, smoke, licorice and earthy notes are a reminder we are in Castelnuovo Berardenga, even if the 2018 has less weight and overt power than Fèlsina fans are used to seeing.
A light-bodied style, offering cherry, plum, earth and tobacco flavors and a subtle smoky note, this is balanced and fluid, tailing off on the firm finish. Drink now. 23,333 cases made, 10,000 cases imported.