94 Points from James Suckling
A firm and lightly chewy wine with blueberry, currant and crushed-stone aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish. Needs time to soften. Pure sangiovese. New wave. Better after 2020.
92 Points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Nozzole shows a lot of ripe and concentrated fruit followed by sweet oak spice and toast. This wine feels like it has been made with an eye toward international markets, thanks to those soft lines, oak renderings and its richly concentrated fruit. There are plump notes of ripe cherry, blackberry, tobacco and baking spice. Pair this wine with your favorite steak dinner. This wine is easy to find and offers great value too.
92 Points from Wine Spectator
High-toned aromas of violet and black cherry are accented by vanilla in this rich red. Assertive tannins gird the finish as the acidity keeps the bright fruit flavors focused and long. Steely yet ripe, this finds good equilibrium in the end. Best from 2022 through 2033.
92 Points from Decanter
From hillside vineyards in the Chianti Classico zone, this Sangiovese shows generous layers of cherry, spice and tangy herbal notes in a medium-bodied package. The tannins are soft and supple and the overall impression is fresh and elegant with a well-managed, food-friendly finish.
Cherry and violet aromas, persistent and rounded flavors of spices and mushroom. Great structure with elegant finesse.
Pairs well with meats and meat pasta sauces, poultry and hard cheeses.
$26.99 Regular Price