2018 Chianti Classico Riserva, Monte Bernardi
A fine, young, cool nose with notes of wet cement, red currants, summer gravel, thyme and hint of tobacco. Very, very good.
The taste is young and tight with a fine lightness, balance and seedy character. Notes of furniture polish, red currants and red flowers. Strict tannins. 6+ years.
89p (tasted 2022/07)
2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Sa´Etta, Monte Bernardi
The Sa´Etta is another creature all together. The nose is very deep, tight and complex with notes of sandelwood, hard cherry candy, tiles, gravel and rosemary. Just lovely, although very young.
The taste is structured and racy with notes of ripe red cherries, tiles, dry licorice, paint and rosemary. Very, very long. Juicy tannins. Lovely. 8+ years.
93p (tasted 2022/07)