The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio is a beautiful wine with an inky dark appearance and softly contoured aromas of ripe cherry and dried blackberry. There is plenty of spice, tar and sweet tobacco to smooth over that beautiful fruit intensity; this is the sort of Chianti Classico you'd open for a marinated ribeye on the grill. The wine is compact and tight in the mouth. With 260,000 bottles made, Il Grigio is one of Italy's ultimate value reds.
93 points, Monica Larner, Wine Adovcate (Sep 2019)
Dark-skinned fruit, toasted hazelnut, eucalyptus and underbrush aromas form the nose. The medium-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, dried botanical herb and ground clove alongside fine-grained tannins.
93 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2020)
A very pretty, refined red with ultra-fine tannins, vivid fruit of crushed berries and tar, which all follow through to a medium to full body. Flavorful finish. Structured. So you can be patient; drink or hold.
93 points, James Suckling (Nov 2019)