Wine Advocate Review
This is a dark and deeply saturated wine with a robust and brooding personality. The 2014 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio showcases the more muscular and robust characteristics that are most often associated with the Castelnuovo Berardenga subzone. San Felice has done an excellent job in terms of selecting the best fruit in what is generally seen as a very difficult vintage in this part of the world. The mouthfeel is slightly more streamlined compared to warmer vintages and perhaps the acidity is a touch higher. But overall, the wine stays true to its ambitions and promises.
Wine Tasting Notes
A deep ruby red, Il Grigio releases lingering, complex fragrances redolent of sweet violets and wild red berry fruit. The palate displays a wine of appreciable body, nicely lean-edged, and with a crisp acidity. Succulent tannins complement a delicate fruitiness, as does a broad complex of aromas enriched by just a hint of toasty oak. Overall, a beautifully harmonious wine.