Cecchi, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG (Tuscany, Italy) “Riserva di Famiglia” 2016

($48, Terlato):  Cecchi is one of the great names for Tuscan wines, especially Chianti Classico.  Combine their talents with a great vintage, like 2016, and, unsurprisingly, you have a truly fine wine.  It conveys both the charm and power of a Chianti Classico Riserva reinforced and amplified by great acidity, a characteristic of the vintage.  It reverberates in the finish.  Apparent, but not intrusive, tannins suggest it’s best left for a couple of years before uncorking it, though decanting it a couple of hours before serving is a reasonable alternative.
92 Michael Apstein Dec 15, 2020