Stunning, “Exquisite” 95 point Chianti Riserva

Vinous calls the 2017 Riserva from Poggerino “positively stellar”

Poggerino is often cited as a reference point for Chianti Classico. Vinous writes of their Poggerino’s “remarkable purity and nuance,” and Rajat Parr calls their wines “excellent” and “some of the purest expressions of the grape in Italy.”

Last month’s January Futures offered their current vintages, and we can’t wait to get them in stock in a month or two. We long ago sold out of last year’s Classico and Rosato, but there’s a bit of their terrific 2017 Riserva left in the warehouse, and we’re delighted to highlight it today.

Poggerino’s finest wine is their Chianti Classico Riserva from the “Bugialla” vineyard, and it’s just gorgeous again in 2017. Antonio Galloni, who called the 2016 Riserva “a total knockout,” called the 2017 “another stellar wine.” He found much freshness in its “freshly cut flowers and sweet, red berry fruit,” and identified notes of “rose petal, blood orange, and spice” lingering on the “racy, exquisite finish.”

We recently enjoyed this cuvée after 15 years in the bottle, but aging that long is not required. Particularly with a decanter, this is a magnificent wine today, full of depth and complexity, at once muscular and subtle.


Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla 2017
bottle price: $42

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