Chianti Classico Riserva 1996
94 point Drikkevindue: 2017 - 2027 Lucky to own The 1996 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigneto San Marcellino is another super-appealing Sangiovese. A bit more ethereal than some of the other wines in this vertical, the 1996 is gracious and lifted in feel. There is quite a bit of complexity in the aromatics, as well as enough freshness to support a decade or more in the cellar. The 1996 is not as obvious as some of the other wines in this tasting, but it captures the purest essence of this cool vintage. Readers lucky enough to own it are in for a treat.