Subtle currant, cedar and floral aromas follow through to a dense, full-bodied palate of ripe fruits and silky tannins, with a long finish. A little age will soften this just slightly. Really serious. Best after 2010.
93 points, Wine Spectator (Sep 2010)
#40 - Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
The estate’s 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva comes together beautifully in the glass, with layers of perfumed fruit that flow effortlessly from a rich, generous frame. There is wonderful depth and persistence in suggestions of red fruit, earthiness, tobacco and licorice that come to life on the palate. This is one of the more firm 2007s I have come across and it needs to be opened well in advance. Sweet floral notes add brightness and lift to the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.
91+ points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 191 - Oct 2010)
I think of the folks at Viticcio as true amici: I can count on them to deliver bright rich wines that are top values year after year. They haven't disappointed me... nor the critics, in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Their real triumph was in the middle, that riserva so good it made Wine Spectator's Top 100 twice. I can sell you the '07, just as classico and earthy! You'll be quite happy with this Chianti Classico riserva. Help me make some room for more! Stock up and get out your best recipes.
Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor