“Palladio's 2015 Chianti is an absolutely delicious, joyous wine to drink now and over the next few years. There is nothing fancy here, just a good glass of Chianti that’s perfect for everyday drinking or serving by the glass as a house pour. Alberto Antonini does a reliably outstanding job with this tasty, budget-friendly wine.”
The 2015 Palladio is one of the best Tuscan wines readers will find in its price range. Aging in cement and steel keeps the sweet red cherry, spice and tobacco flavors bright, fresh and nicely perfumed throughout. Dollops of Merlot and Syrah round out this reliably solid value from Palladio and winemaker Alberto Antonini.
“For such a modestly-priced wine Palladio's 2014 Chianti has turned out beautifully, especially considering the challenges of the vintage. Expressive floral notes add freshness in a supple, fruit-driven Chianti to drink over the next few years.”
“The 2011 Chianti from Palladio is an excellent wine for the money. Sweet red cherries, flowers, sweet spices and mint all jump from the glass in a juicy, highly expressive wine best suited for everyday drinking. Winemaker Alberto Antonini crafts the Palladio Chianti from his own vineyards, with the addition of some purchased fruit, and ages the wine in steel. Year in year out, Palladio's Chianti delivers plenty of value.”
“The 2010 Chianti is gorgeous in this vintage. Dark cherries, plums, spices, mocha and licorice all jump from the glass in this juicy, approachable Chianti. In addition to 90% Sangiovese, the blend is composed of 5% Merlot and 5% Syrah without oak. This is an especially big, dark Chianti in its category.”
“The 2009 Chianti is quite lovely in this vintage. Sweet dark cherries, flowers, minerals, mint and spices are some of the notes that emerge from this tasty unoaked red. The addition of 5% Syrah and 5% Merlot give the Chianti an extra level of fleshiness that is quite welcome. At $12.00 bottle, the Palladio Chianti is a screaming value.”
Budget-friendly wines aren't easy to find these days in Tuscany so I was pleasantly surprised by Palladio's 2006 Chianti. The wine offers plenty of dark ripe fruit with an accessible, easygoing personality. It is a terrific wine for the money.