Carpineto is a dynamic estate that makes wines across Tuscany's best appellations. The Carpineto 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is a thickly layered red that boasts ample fruit weight and succulence. The wine proudly trots out blackberry and dried plum that is supported by savory spice, toasted oak and campfire ash. This edition clearly shows the fruit sharpness and purity of the vintage, and it paints a complete portrait of Greve in Chianti, a wine region with cool zones, strong summer sunshine and wild woods. This is a terrific Riserva from Carpineto that hits all the right marks.
93 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 254 - Apr 2021)
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is wonderfully fleshy and expressive, and yet has plenty of structural underpinnings. Dark cherry, plum, spice, menthol, licorice and mocha open up with a bit of air. The balance of fruit depth allied to a mid-weight sense of structure is just compelling. Readers will find a potent, bruising Riserva with tons of character.
92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Sep 2020)
Mint and eucalyptus aromas are joined by cherry, blackberry, leather and tobacco flavors in this dense, tightly wound red. It's balanced, with a long, fruit-filled aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2040. 17,800 cases made, 8,000 cases imported.
92 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Aug 2021)
Hints of earth and spice accent this wine's rich dark-cherry flavors, while raspy tannins lend a grippy texture that would work well with poultry or pork dishes.
91 points, Wine & Spirits (Apr 2021)