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Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico

Learn More About Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Through its Reviews.

2020 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

92 Pointz James Suckling

“Fresh and sour cherries, raspberries, lemons, slate, and cement on the nose. Medium-bodied, crunchy, and vibrant with fine tannins and bright acidity. So drinkable now.”

91 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“Cherry-vanilla notes eventually give way to soil and crushed rocks with herbs poking through on the nose, with the chalky, metallic elements of soil remaining present on the palate to push back against ripe fruit in tandem with tannins that cling to the mouth.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

90 Pointz Decanter

“From estate vineyards in southern reaches of Chianti Classico's Vagliagli and Gaiole UGAs, Sangiovese is complemented by local varieties Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, and Colorino. Following the hot summer, these were harvested in the last two weeks of September. The bright ruby hue is matched by equally lively aromas of medicinal herbs and roots suffused with red summer berries. Wild cherry and mint repeat on the palate. midweight and elegant, it is effortlessly balanced with crunchy acidity, light chalky tannins, and digestible alcohol. Not a long ager but joyful and so Sangiovese.”

2019 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

93 Pointz James Suckling

“A very typical and beautiful Chianti Classico with cherry, burnt-orange, and polished-wood aromas that follow through to a full body with round tannins and a fresh, vivid finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.”

92 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“Ripe wild berry, blue flower, and dark spice aromas form the nose along with whiffs of new leather. Tangy and easy drinking, the savory palate offers mature Marasca cherry and licorice alongside lithe tannins. Drink through 2024.”

91 Pointz Vinous

“The 2019 Chianti Classico is gorgeous. Bright, floral, and punchy, the 2019 is super-expressive right out of the gate. Sweet red berry fruit, flowers, dried herbs, and spice all open in the glass, but it is the purity and energy here that impress most. I would prefer to drink the 2019 sooner rather than later, as there is a slight vegetal note that are likely to become more prominent in time.”

89 Pointz Wine Spector

“This silky red shows a pure cherry center offset by earthy, leafy flavors. A touch dry in the balance, where the earth and underbrush notes echo. Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Colorino. Drink now through 2027. 11,000 cases made, 2,400 cases imported.”

2018 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

93 Pointz Wine Spectator

“Though ripe and lush, this is also dense, with pointed tannins giving a physical sensation and lifting the cherry, strawberry, and floral flavors. Finds a nice youthful equilibrium in the end, where mouthwatering acidity roams. Best from 2023 through 2038.”

92 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“Fresh and fragrant, this has vinous aromas of red berry, blue flower, and dark culinary spice. The bright savory palate doles out crushed raspberry, red cherry, and baking spice alongside vibrant acidity and taut polished tannins.”

91 Pointz Vinous

“The 2018 Chianti Classico is a very pretty, enticing wine. Crushed flowers, sweet red cherry, pipe tobacco, cedar, and mint all grace this exquisite, ethereal Chianti Classico from Coltibuono. All the elements simply fall into place effortlessly. Silky tannins round things out in style. This is such a beguiling Chianti Classico.”

91 Pointz Wine & Spirits Best Buy!

“Roberto Stucchi Prinetti makes this wine with fruit from the estate's vineyards in Gaiole and Castenuova Berardenga, fermenting on naive yeast and aging the wine in a mix of French and Austrian oak casks. It opens with fresh scents of roses and violets evocative of the moderators 2018 growing season. Those appealing aromas lead into flavors of juicy red cherry and raspberry brightened by notes of orange zest. It's an excellent value and a mouthwatering wine for the dinner table.”

88 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The organic Badia a Coltibuono 2018 Chianti Classico reveals some ripe fruit with strawberry and raspberry confit. The wine is simple and bright, focusing in on the purity of the primary fruit above all else. An easy and thin mouthfeel leads to fresh acidity and a short, snappy finish to pair with a cheesy artichoke and pizza. This wine is true to itself above all else.”

Bonus Reviews


Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri

2017 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

92 Pointz James Suckling

“Lovely purity of fruit here, which ranges from citrus to hibiscus to bright herbs and raspberries. Medium-bodied but spicy and serious, knitting a finely woven texture of tannins and fruit together in harmonious style. Drink now”

92 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“Chopped mint, woodland herb, and wild berry aromas lead the nose. Juicy and bright, the palate delivers succulent Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice, and white pepper accompanied by taut, refined tannins. Drink 2021-2029.”

2016 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

93 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A ripe style, this sports cherry, raspberry, violet, and mineral aromas, and flavors, matched to a tensile structure, revealing fine balance and length. Best from 2021 through 2033. 12,500 cases made, 3,500 cases imported.”

90 Pointz Wine & Spirits

Best Buy

“Yields for this wine were down a bit due to hail in the spring, but the grapes that remained produced an appealing herb-scented wine with juicy red-berry flavors in a midweight frame. Its lively acidity and dried-thyme notes make your mouth water for tomato-based sauces.” -

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

90 Pointz Decanter

“This is a wonderfully approachable week-night wine. A blend of 80% Sangiovese with Canaiolo, Mammolo, and Colorino making up the numbers. Give its flavours and textures a little time to fill out.”

2015 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

93 Pointz James Suckling

“A rich and juicy red with a cherry, currant, and walnut character. Full-bodied, chewy and tannic. Yet, polished and focused. A tangy finish. Shows energy and drive on the palate. From organic grapes.”

2014 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

90 Pointz James Suckling

“Big and velvety Chianti for the vintage. Surprisingly rich. Medium body, straightforward finish. Made from organically grown grapes. Drink now.”

89 Pointz Wine Spectator

“A tense, racy style, sporting strawberry, cherry, tobacco, and underbrush flavors. Balanced, with a lingering finish of earth and mineral. Best from 2017 through 2020.”

2013 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

90 Pointz James Suckling

“A spicy and tangy red with hints of black pepper and dried berry. Stems too. Full to medium body. Fresh finish. From organically grown grapes.”

2012 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

91 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“A classically crafted blend of organically farmed Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, and Colorino, this opens with alluring aromas of red berry, pressed violet, dark cooking spice, and leather. The savory, linear palate doles out juicy Morello cherry, black raspberry, black pepper, grilled herb, and tobacco. It's fresh and well balanced, with firm, polished tannins.”

2011 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

90 Pointz Wine Spectator

“This pretty red from a historic Chianti estate boasts floral, strawberry, raspberry, and rhubarb flavors, with tobacco and mineral accents.”

2010 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reviews

89 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Made with organic grapes, this shows violet and toasted aromas of coffee and carob. The palate delivers dense, dark fruit with hints of orange peel, herbs, and well-integrated oak. It's tightly knit, with lithe tannins.


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