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Wine Advocate Review
Made with Trebbiano, Malvasia and Sangiovese, the 2005 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico opens to a brilliant amber color and thick viscosity that hugs to the rim of the glass. Oak-driven tones of vanilla and caramel are immediately apparent, but quickly followed by candied fruit, butterscotch and orange peel. Clusters undergo a natural drying process on mats until February of the following year. The must is transferred to sealed oak casks containing the "mother," or gelatinous remains from previous vintages.
Wine Spectator Review
This sweet and mellow mix of butterscotch, caramel and salted almond flavors is shaped by vibrant acidity, which brings focus on the long butterscotch aftertaste. Drink now through 2019.
Wine Tasting Notes
Golden yellow, with coppery highlights. Peach, apricot, pineapple and tropical fruit aromas. Consistency on the palate, softness and elegance nicely structured by the oak barrels. Wine with great balance, favorable acidity and a well-harmonized residual sugar. Long in the mouth.