95pts, Decanter Magazine - Masculine and generous with forest fruit aromas. Rustic with flavors of leather and wild game and gripping tannins. Plump and intense, this has great texture and spice on the finish. It is textbook Sangiovese - complex yet elegant. Masses of ripe berry fruit and strong spicy notes. Balanced and well-rounded with cleverly judged tannins and a warm, ripe aromatic finish; a stylish wine.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Made entirely from Sangiovese, this starts with aromas of underbrush, iris, red berries, mint and toasted notes. The wine then discloses a core of black cherry accented with menthol, white pepper, cinnamon-spice and hints of espresso. This is already approachable so enjoy soon.
According to Vinous - Ruby-red. Sangiovese-accurate aromas and flavors of redcurrant, violet, licorice and black tea leaf, all lifted by flinty minerality. Bright and fresh thanks to harmonious acidity but on the lean side. Finishes vibrant and long but mountingly austere, with the fruit held under wraps by currently over-assertive tannins. Will the fruit manage to break through the tannic cloak? Maybe food and time in the cellar will help this clean, pure wine develop more flesh.
Tasting Notes - Chianti Classico Riserva La Selvanella 2010 has a clear, dark, ruby color; full, complex bouquet with strong notes of red fruits, irises, and hints of vanilla. The flavor is full, generous, warm and savory with an elegant aftertaste of woodland undergrowth and toasted almonds. It can be kept longer than usual, and improves with time. 14.5% ABV.
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