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Tasting notes
FINE+RARE, Feb 2023

The 2019 Chianti Classico Ama is very opulent on the nose, exhibiting ripe dark berries and a hint of dried herbs. Made of 96% Sangiovese and 4% Merlot, it opens to a lovely palate with very lively and youthful notes of cherries and blackberries. It has great potential and structure, with melded tannins providing a very enjoyable mouthfeel. The finish is long and persistent, proving how much this Chianti Classico is punching above its weight.

Critic Scores

Critic scores
93
93/100

Average Score

94
94/100

James Suckling

92
92/100

Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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92 points
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Score 92/100 · Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Sep 2021

A silky, open-knit wine, the 2019 Chianti Classico Ama is wonderfully alluring from the very first taste. This gracious, aromatically expressive Chianti Classico from the estate’s young vines, will drink beautifully upon release.

94 points
James Suckling
Score 94/100 · James Suckling, Aug 2021

This is really juicy and delicious with ripe cherries and berries, as well as some bark and dried orange. Medium to full body with round, refined tannins and a flavorful finish. Transparent and linear. Lively at the end. Excellent energy. Drink or hold.

93 points
Michaela Morris, Decanter
Score 93/100 · Michaela Morris, Decanter, Mar 2021

The 2019 Ama is a lovely and nuanced wine, crafted from the estate’s youngest vines with an average age of 10 to 12 years old. Refined in second-use barriques, the aromas are framed by understated oak nuances, however intriguing scents of cherry, sage blossom, dried flowers and exotic herbs are uninhibited. The sumptuous palate is lifted by citrus zest, and finessed tannins coat the mouth with a caressing clay-like texture.

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Castello di Ama - producer
Castello di Ama

Castello di Ama is one of the pre-eminent estates in Chianti Classico. Situated in the southern-most district of the appellation, the estate has only been making wine since the late 1970s but has since built a reputation as one of the region’s best.

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