The 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale is a deep, potent wine endowed with quite a bit of depth. Wild cherry, tobacco, incense, leather and dried herbs lend notable complexity to this virile, deceptively midweight Riserva. A few years of cellaring should work wonders here. Stylistically, the Poggiale has a bit more textural weight and new oak sweetness than the straight Riserva.

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