The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori (made with Sangiovese and a tiny bit of Merlot to soften out the edges) is a linear and broad red wine that would pair with simple meat or pasta dishes. You get tons of fruit here with cherry, blackberry and a touch of soft baking spice woven in on the close. This pretty vintage is focused and sharp in character. Drink 2019-2025. 92 Points. Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (Sept 2019).
Came up trumps for me in a mixed blind Italian tasting in August. Drinking seamlessly with red and black fruit balance y sage, turned earth and leather. The tannins and acid are ample, yet it is so so smooth. It keeps on giving and is nicely mature already. Enjoy with tomato based pasta dishes. Ian Cook - FWC