Arceno Chianti Classico 2015
92 Points James Suckling
The winter was cold and wet ensuring rested vines and ample water reserves for the hot summer that lay ahead. A very hot July and August caused clusters to become smaller with increased concentration. The harvest period was mostly without challenging weather and the fruit was picked at optimum ripeness. The wines from 2015 will be supple and fruit forward, lower than normal acids, but balanced with mature tannin structure these wines will taste great young, but will only get better with age. One of the best vintages in many years. The nose shows floral notes of violets and jasmine with earthy hints of sage and forest floor. The palate is soft and appealing with bright raspberry, ripe plums and hints of black licorice. The long finish begins with chocolate and fades slowly to tangy orange peel.
Blend: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot