With this outstanding Chianti Classico Riserva, Marquis Mazzei celebrates their notable ancestor Ser Lapo, author of the first official document mentioning a Chianti wine. Ruby red colour with violet nuances. On the nose, bright aromas of fresh cherries mingle with notes of thyme and a subtle smoky character. Bright acid structure providing a lively quality. Cranberry, raspberry, and red cherry dominate with hints of leather, cedar, and cocoa powder. Some earthiness in the finish and ripe soft tannins.
Food pairings include pasta with game sauce, stews, grilled red meats, and mid-aged cheeses.
Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
Decanter - 97 Points
This is a stunning wine with complex cherry, prune, herbal, leather and balsamic bouquet. Excels on the concentrated and succulent palate, with lovely mouthfeel and lots of spicy, smooth, fleshy tannins, superfine acidity and great length. A classic gourmand style per eccellenza perhaps but remarkable from any angle.
James Suckling - 95 Points
Bright aromas of sliced cherries and hints of strawberries with some orange peel. Full body and super fine and ripe tannins. They melt into the wine. Delicate yet energetic. Crisp finish.