The 2016 Chianti Classico Vigna Viacosta is dark, ample and super-expressive. A blast of dark cherry, game, licorice, iron and smoke shows the more brooding side of Sangiovese. In the glass, the 2016 is deep and also massively tannic. Readers should expect a potent Chianti Classico. To be fully appreciated, the 2016 needs to be enjoyed alongside rich, hearty foods.

Antonio Galloni - Vinous Media (91)