Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2020
|Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Wild herbs and pure red fruits are expressive in the 2020 Chianti Classico, with tomato leaf and raspberry liqueur. Medium bodied, with ripe tannins and a warming yet weightless finish, it has a profile of black cherry, tea leaf, and saline earth. Pure and classic, this is a killer value. Drink 2023-2033.
Cherry-vanilla notes eventually give way to soil and crushed rocks with herbs poking through on the nose, with the chalky, metallic elements of soil remaining present on the palate to push back against ripe fruit in tandem with tannins that cling to the mouth.
The 2020 Chianti Classico is soft, fruity and easy to like. I would prefer to drink this easygoing, forward Chianti Classico over the next few years, while the Sangiovese fruit remains vibrant.