JS 93 WS 92 IWC 91+ Vinous 91 Pts - According to James Suckling - A fruity, delicious red with sliced-plum and lemon-rind character. Full body with light tannins and a flavorful finish. I like the traditional, honest character here. Drink now.
According to Wine Spectator - Aromas and flavors of eucalyptus, wild sage and pine mingle with cherry, tobacco and earth notes in this complex, structured red. Balanced, long and built for the long haul. Drink now through 2024.
According to International Wine Cellar - (90% sangiovese, the rest canaiolo nero and colorino): Medium red with a palish rim. Wonderfully floral on the nose, with captivating nuances of raspberry, sour red cherry, white pepper and violet. Silky and complex on entry, showing a strong flinty character, then taut and vibrant in the middle, with terrific energy and floral lift for this rather hot year. Finishes very long and lively, with repeating flint and red berry flavors. One of my top five Chianti Classico Riservas in 2011.
According to Antonio Galloni - Monsanto's 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva fleshes out beautifully in the glass. The flavors are bright, lifted and beautifully focused throughout. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers, mint and tobacco are some of the notes that inform the silky finish. The 2011 shows the texture and voluptuousness of the year, but the classic Monsanto style is still quite evident. This is a beautiful example of the vintage, and a wine that will deliver considerable pleasure for the next decade or more.
According to Wine Advocate - The 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva delivers toasted notes of spice and smoke that need more time to integrate. There’s a point of ripe fruit (strawberry, mostly) that peeks above those lavish oak tones..... 14% ABV.