Badia a Coltibuono, Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy) 2020

($24):  Badia a Coltibuono provides another compelling argument for the joys Chianti Classico in general.  Their luscious and well-priced 2020 delivers an ideal combination of dark cherry-like fruit balanced by savory or herbal nuances, while weighing in at a modest 13.5 percent stated alcohol.  Fine tannins provide needed structure without being astringent or intrusive.  Lip-smacking Tuscan acidity keep it fresh throughout the meal.  This organic wine is ideal for current drinking with anything from burgers to grilled meat to hearty pasta dishes.
92 Michael Apstein Mar 5, 2024