We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else comes along and recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about it…
This week Bruce Sanderson from Wine Spectator, one of the most influential wine publications in the United States, awarded the 2016 San Felice Chianti Classico a whopping 94, as well as featuring it in his list of ‘Top Value Wines from Tuscany’. Here’s what he said:
San Felice Chianti Classico 2016: “Expressive and smooth, this hits all the right notes, with pure black cherry, black currant and violet flavors. Touches of earth, iron and tobacco add complexity. Shows fine harmony and length. Best from 2020 through 2036. 94 points“
– Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (31st October 2018)
A fantastic review and recommendation for San Felice’s standard Chianti Classico – especially as this particular vintage was affected by severe hailstorms in Tuscany, and the final yield was well below the average. A cool and less uniform growing season also contributed to lower yields, though the weather turned hot and dry from July, resulting in great quality grapes.
This Chianti Classico is surely a testament to the winery’s terrific portfolio under winemaker Leonardo Bellaccini.
N.B. San Felice’s Il Grigio Chianti Classico ‘Gran Selezione’ 2014 was awarded 92 points in the same issue of Wine Spectator (also in UK stock).