2015 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva SKU #1328964


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  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    K&L Staff Member
    The long awaited 2015 Riserva from Felsina is finally here! We have had the Chianti Classico for a few months now and it quickly became staple at my house. All the nuances and aromatics of the Classico is echoed in the Riserva with a touch more depth of savory Sangiovese character. That dark plum stands out with spice and chewy structure clings to my palate. The acidity keeps that structure in its place. This wine is stunning now but I think it could hang out in your cellar for a bit to really homogenize. However, as I am writing this- the savory nuances still haven't let go!
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    Love me some Felsina !This wine is classic Sangiovese, sweet, expansive, floral, black cherry, and kirsch liqueur-like aromas. As it sits in the glass, hints of leather and Tuscan dust emerge from this medium to full-bodied, flavorful Chianti.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    I’ll be truthful, I tasted this wine over the course of 6 hours, it just arrived less than 3 weeks ago and it showed initially some shipping shock, I was a bit puzzled, because I know how good this wine is. It was disjointed at first, I tasted it 3 hours later and it was opening a bit but at 6 hours it was stunningly good, it’s a big wine, powerful and focused with tannin and richness. The nose is really concentrated, it’s like a fruit confit, layered, bold and still dark, and the flavors are shy, hidden by the richness of this wine. On the palate the wine has incredible length, while being powerful, concentrated like a giant coiled spring. The fruit is saturated, incredibly flavored a combination of wild cherry and wild strawberry that is insanely good. The finish is exceptional, power, length; while supple tannins wrap around the wine in a smooth, soft, protective cloak. The wine just seems to go on forever. I think the best idea is to age this wine get a few bottles to taste now but then stock up for the long haul, this wine’s going to last a long time.
    Drink from 2018 to 2035
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    Felsina's latest Chianti Riserva has finally arrived and since we could barely keep the prior release in stock, we anticipate their impressive 2015 will be met with similar fanfare. Although it's beginning to open a bit from its adolescent slumber, it's certain to fill out and gain stature with ample cellaring. This wonderful 100 percent Sangiovese opens with scents of dark wild berry fruit, minerals and polished leather notes and continues on to a smoothly textured palate of berry fruit, ripe tannins and perfectly integrated oak. Give this one plenty of aeration after opening or let it cellar for a couple of years.
  • Anthony Russo
    By: Anthony Russo
    K&L Staff Member
    Deep earth, black berries, plum, wood, and a touch of leather polish jump out on the nose. The palate is all elegance; the wine has good structure, but these components don't get in the way of all of the complexities. This is one bottle you can pop open and carefully sip and explore for hours.


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