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.