2016 Fèlsina Chianti Classico SKU #1372124

Price: $19.99

JS 93 RP 92
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  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    Felsina always ranks among my very favorite Chianti producers and their 2016 is exceptional. This pure expression of Sangiovese highlights bold aromas and lasting cherry fruit flavors with mouthwatering acidity and an overall complexity that makes it one of the best Chianti Classicos of the vintage.
  • Rachel Alcarraz
    By: Rachel Alcarraz
    K&L Staff Member
    A bold and delicious Sangiovese with more focus and complexity than the 2015. The sour cherry fruit is matched with a subtle cocoa flavor and dusty wood shavings. It is bold, juicy and waiting for you to pair it with your next dinner.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    This is one of our best values from Tuscany, black cherries, spicy oak, and a touch of earth. In the mouth, the wine is full-bodied, with fine concentration and a dry finish, with well integrated and soft tannins. Enjoy tonight and over the next couple years.
  • Will Blakely
    By: Will Blakely
    K&L Staff Member
    As expected from wine conceived in the Chianti Classico region, this was born to pair with food. Its lovely aromatics evoke the picturesque landscape in which the grapes are cultivated - cherry blossoms, rich soil and a hilltop breeze. The flavor fares even better; multi-faceted and properly integrated, it offers wild cherries and subtle sassafras that finishes in dense, earthy mocha. This vintage properly and thorouhly encapsulates everything that makes Tuscan Sangiovese such a timeless joy.
  • Kaj Stromer
    By: Kaj Stromer
    K&L Staff Member
    If everyone made Chianti Classico like Felsina made Chianti Classico, it would certainly be one of the most respected wines made. I love Sangiovese and I love Italian food as we know it in the US; red sauce, a meatball, garlic, grated reggiano. This perfectly balanced, fresh Sangio possesses abundant fresh cherries and a touch of spice. The ’16 vintage ensures that the wine is properly ripe but lively and light on its feet. This is a lovely wine and a sensational value.
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    K&L Staff Member
    I have a soft spot in my heart for Felsina. This was one of the first wines I collected when I first began my career in the wine business some twenty years ago. I still find myself drawn to it every time a new vintage arrives. Always balanced, the regular 2016 Classico shows the nice levity of the vintage with a pretty perfume of cherry, lavender and red currants. It is elegant, classic and the perfect foil for some pappardelle al ragu di cinghiale [pappardelle with wild boar (or pork shoulder if you can't find wild boar!)].
  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    K&L Staff Member
    One of the things I love about Italy is the vintage variations can be pretty stark, and they don't try to alter this by sticking to a pre-fab recipe. While the 2015 Felsina Chianti Classico was rich and supple, the 2016 is markedly different. Dry, spicy, more complex and structured, this is one you can definitely hold onto for a decade or more if you want. There is a nice red and black fruit balance to offset some of that power, and if you are drinking it soon, a little decanting wouldn't hurt.


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