Gold Medal Awarded: Mundus Vini 2020: ''Very attractive currant and walnut character to the aromas here, following through to a medium body with a pretty core of fruit and lightly rounded tannins.'' 92 Points, James Suckling
Hi Folks, This is the Italian Red that your chasing on those cool mid-week Winter days! That's right I'm talking about Chianti Classico, but one that stands out from the crowd.... This is the Gold-Medal winning 2018 Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico that we have at Australia's best price at just $24.95.... (Yes, I said $24.95, not $34.95) This is a crazy value for a 2018 Chianti Classico and I will tell you why! Its received serious praise from the Tuscany experts who have the enviable job of tasting and scrutinizing the many 2018 Chianti Classico's that land on their desk and this one has definitely not escaped their attention! Two of the most influential Italian specialist wine writers James Suckling and Kerin O'Keefe have differing palates just like everybody else and they were captivated as seen in the following reviews below:
''Very attractive currant and walnut character to the aromas here, following through to a medium body with a pretty core of fruit and lightly rounded tannins.'' 92 Points, James Suckling
''Aromas of fragrant blue flower, botanical herb and red berry lift out of the glass. It's fresh and easy drinking, offering sour cherry and hints of spice alongside lithe tannins.'' Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
''Luminous ruby colour with a fine garnet edge. Very fragrant nose, highlighted by fine cherry and raspberry notes. With grippy tannins.'' Trophy Chianti Classico, Fastaff Magazine (Austria)
Gold Medal Awarded: Mundus Vini 2020 (Germany)
Now onto that all important Vintage Report for 2018, and great news I can confirm its a splendid vintage in Tuscany and Chianti Classico especially!
''The 2018s are gracious wines of immense pleasure. They're incredibly delicious. The purity of the flavors in so many 2018s is just striking. I am very impressed with the 2018s.'' Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
''From the last five years, 2016 and 2018 were the most favourable for Chianti Classico. In 2016 & 2018 the grapes achieved the best balance between complexity of aromas, power and richness.'' The Drinks Business Magazine
''Tuscan producers can pleased with the 2018 vintage with silkiness, elegance and some surprising freshness on offer.'' Jancis Robinson
I must also acknowledge that Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico has seen a plethora of accolades in recent years having been named inside the Top 100 Value Wines from Wine Spectator Magazine as well being recipient of a coveted Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Award from Italy's biggest Annual wine guide Gambero Rosso all of this inside the last 5 Years!
There you have it, a sub-$25 Gold Medal Winning Chianti Classico from the excellent 2018 vintage with critically acclaimed reviews from Italian focused wine writers from a winery with a serious track record when it comes to releasing quality Chianti Classico, what more could you want!