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Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 (RP92/WS90)

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Italy, Tuscany

Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

產區:Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

品種:80% Sangiovese, 20% Malvasia Nera, Merlot & Cabernet Franc.

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Jun 2012):

The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Castello di Ama is striking. Dark red cherries, flowers, mint, licorice and spices caress the palate in this fleshy, generous Chianti Classico. The radiance of the fruit is suggestive of a warm year, but the tannic profile, medium body and overall structure is more similar to that of a colder vintage. In 2009 Ama did not bottle their single vineyard selections; all of the best fruit went into the Castello di Ama bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.

90 points Wine Spectator (Aug 2013):

Presents an enticing aroma, with lush cherry, plum, underbrush and chocolate notes carrying through on the palate. Complex, this will need time for the firm tannins to be resolved. Fine length. Drink now through 2022.


Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon 2009 (NM93,JS90)

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Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon 2009

品種:Merlot : 75% , Cabernet Franc : 25%

93 points Neal Martin, robertparker.com  01 September 2011:

Do not ignore this wonderful Cotes de Castillon! It has a beautiful, vibrant bouquet with very expressive Cabernet Franc. Wonderful delineation here with hints of crushed rose petals and vivacious red fruits. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins. There is a real fleshiness here from the Merlot, but the Cabernet Franc completes the picture with the hints of tobacco on the finish. Superb.

90 points James Suckling, 15 February 2012:

A wine with dried berries such as strawberries and blueberries. Hints of dried lemon peel. Very vibrant. Full body, with chewy tannins that are polished and fine. From the same owner of L'Eglise Clinet. Better in 2014.

89 points Robert Parker, robertparker.com, 01 March 2012:

From the famed proprietor Denis Durantou, who is better known for his famous Pomerol, L-Eglise Clinet, this wine is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Dense purple in color, with a boatload of tannin but also impressive levels of extract and richness, for a 2009 this wine needs some patience from its purchaser. It was more hedonistic from barrel, but it actually seems even more seriously endowed from bottle, and I would hold off drinking it for a year or so, as it should keep for at least a decade or more.

Château Montlandrie is situated in Cotes de Castillon and is owned the brilliant Denis Durantou, owner of Châteu L’Eglise Clinet in Pomerol as well as vines with Château Saintayme, Château Cruzelles and Château Chenade - who purchased the property in 2009. The terroir is similar to some of the best sites in St Emilion with a typical blend, 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite supple tannins. The acidity is just about perfect and there is great poise on the grippy, saline finish. Stunning purity and balance – every element is carefully polished to perfection. 2012 is drinking beautifully now, but will continue to evolve. Excellent buy considering the vintage and the pedigree name attached to this wine.