“The 2007 Chianti Classico is quite pretty in this vintage. Plump cherries, white flowers and French oak come together nicely in this dark, sensual Chianti. Hints of sweet tobacco, dried cherries and spices linger on the finish.”
Livernano's 2006 Chianti Classico is yet another beautiful wine from this fabulous Tuscan vintage. The estate interprets their Chianti Classico as 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot. There is notable detail to be found in the wild berries, flowers, spices, leather and licorice. Fine tannins support the fruit through to the elegant finish, where scents of French oak linger on the close.
The 2005 Chianti Classico (80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot) offers up attractive sweet roses, spices and dark fruit. The Merlot gives the wine a lovely plumpness in this vintage. This fresh, floral Chianti is best enjoyed over the next few years, while the fruit is vibrant.
It is certainly a darker, richer wine, but not necessarily more complex. Here the style favors an overt expression of dark cherries, plums, spices and toasted oak, all of which come together with notable intensity.
Livernano's 2004 Chianti Classico is a beautifully-layered, sweet Chianti made in a fruit-driven yet finessed style. Pretty aromatics lead to notes of dark fruit, menthol, tar and tobacco as this medium-bodied Chianti opens in the glass showing notable elegance and clarity. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012.
The 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva possesses a more intense profile of dark cherries, plums, smokiness, toasted oak and spices. There is good complexity and length here.... Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014.