Displaying a medium ruby core with streaks of garnet, the 2017 Fèlsina boasts deep red fruit, floral, earth and mineral flavors atop a complex Chianti Classico structure of medium tannin and medium-plus acidity. Youthful and exciting, our sample bottle of this lovely wine drank beautifully for three days after opening!
Deliciously approachable and perfectly authentic, this 100% Sangiovese beautifully walks the line between old and new school. On our scale, it is a SOLID 92 points. Suckling, Spectator and Enthusiast chime in with these 95, 92 and 93 point reviews...
"A very fresh 2017 with plenty of tight and linear tannins that give the wine energy and drive. Medium to full body. Racy finish. This is impressive. Fantastic texture and complexity on the palate with purple fruit and wet earth. Drink or hold."
- 95 Points, James Suckling (11/7/2019)
"Rich, with black cherry, plum, iron and violet aromas and flavors, this red is suave and multidimensional. Vibrant and balanced, featuring a lingering finish that echoes the fruit and adds a spice accent. Best from 2021 through 2040."
- 92 Points, Wine Spectator (12/15/2019)
"Aromas of plum, exotic spice, eucalyptus and a hint of violet form the nose. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly structured and has nice tension, offering mature black cherry, blackberry compote and licorice accompanied by polished tannins. Drink through 2023."
- 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast (4/1/2020)
With a good splash in the decanter, this long, lovely and delicious Chianti Classico is already drinking great and will continue to show beautifully for 10+ years. Wine Spectator quotes $30. Median online retail is $25. As usual, our price is a bit less. Once again, Fèlsina shows that they are the masters of Chianti!