JS 93 WS 91 WA 90 WE 90 Pts - According to James Suckling - Such clarity of fruit to this Chianti Classico with black cherries and blueberries and sliced mushrooms. Full body, chewy and rich. Very structured. Like a Brunello. Better in 2014.
According to Wine Spectator - Though packed with fresh cherry, berry and tobacco flavors, this is also chewy, with a spice and cedar side that adds depth. A modern style, yet harmonious and polished. Best from 2014 through 2023. 8,500 cases made.
According to Wine Advocate - Another gorgeous wine for the money, the 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva emerges from the glass with savory herbs, tobacco, licorice and dark red cherries. Here the aromas and flavors are distinctly earthy, while the wine's structure suggests another decade-plus of very fine drinking.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Vintner Alessandro François has crafted a dark and penetrating riserva, with savory aromas of black cherry, cured meat, moist earth and tobacco. Despite its bold style, the elegance of Sangiovese comes through nicely.