The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo is a pretty, open-knit wine. Sweet dark cherry, plum, lavender, spice and menthol are nicely delineated in the 2015, a Riserva that is unusually translucent for the vintage. This is an especially refreshing, mid-weight wine for the year, with a good deal of savory and earthy Sangiovese character laced throughout.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
Robert Parker 91
“The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo exhibits a soft and delicate personality that is slightly atypical for this warm and sunny vintage and for the Castelnuovo Berardenga subzone that is known for more robust interpretations. Instead, this wine exhibits fine silkiness with aromas of wild berry, spice, crushed stone and even a touch of grilled herb or green olive. There is a drying note on the bouquet that recalls the crushed rocks and limestone clay soils of Chianti Classico. Some 60,000 bottles were made. You get great value here.”
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030