WE 91 Vinous 90 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - Fragrant purple flower aromas, with red berry and vanilla lead the nose of this round, succulent wine. Notes of mocha, white pepper and aniseed accent the juicy black cherry core while chewy tannins provide the framework.
According to Antonio Galloni - The 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Croce is beautifully translucent and weightless in the glass, with lovely detail and tons of personality. Black cherry, licorice, menthol and sweet tobacco add shades of nuance. This is a surprisingly mid-weight, polished wine for the year. The 2011 can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to a decade, perhaps longer.
Tasting Notes - Deep, dark ruby, the color first seduces you, the delicate bouquet of vanilla, red fruit and spice reels you in, the soft, round, layered, extracted and persistent palate just lingers and whispers its infinite nuances of flavor and texture. 13.5% ABV.