Chianti Classico Riserva Castello della Paneretta 2009 - Case of 6
Great value Chianti Classico - a winner!
Tried several different bottles of Chianti Classico varying in price. This was mid range but came out tops for me. This is a fresh and fruity wine which maintains all the Chianti characteristics. Great value.
12 March 2013
I wholeheartedly recommend this wine - excellent (though sadly never in any sale)
A good example of how spending £10 to £15 can get you something thats a considerable uptick
11 January 2013
Chianti Classico Riserva della Paneretta 2008
Excellent example of this select Tuscan wine, full bodied and fragrant fruit hints and undertones.
28 September 2012
Excellent example of its type
I have always found this wine to be very very typical of the Chianti Classico style; full of sour cherry and cranberry fruit with a crisp acidity and quite green 'stalky' tannins. Granted, this is not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but the acidity and tannins will be smoothed by matching the wine with salty food such as hard cheese- this is often the way with quality Italian reds. In my experience (and I must have had the wine close to 35 times in the last year) the wine is absolutely typical- the tannins are fine and ripe, the oak well integrated and the length is excellent. I will hold my hands up, I work in the wine trade, so I may have different expectations of what this wine will taste of. But let me stress, I do not work for Marks and Spencer and have no personal interest at all in this wine. When I have used it as an example to illustrate to people how wine changes when matched with food it has proved to be a hit again and again.
19 September 2012