Castello di Verrazzano's 2016 Chianti Classico is a terrific example of the year. Fresh, perfumed and beautifully delineated, the 2016 offers striking nuance to play off the Sangiovese fruit. Bright acids add energy to a core of Sangiovese red cherry fruit, with hints of licorice, tobacco and dried herbs that develop with time in the glass. The 2016 is a terrific wine for the dinner table.

Antonio Galloni - Vinous Media (91)