Isole & Antinori Reference-Point Chianti - From $49

Iconic Chianti

Tasting these wines in the office, we were struck by their individual class and character. The Isole was a delicate wine, very perfumed and ready to go right out of the bottle. This is textbook Chianti from a classic vintage - ripe and grainy tannin, with a savoury edge under the fruit, and mouth-watering, refreshing acid. There is a reason these wines have for decades been reference points for the entire appellation. The 2019 Chianti Classico was lauded - James Suckling gave it 93, and both Wine Enthusiast & Decanter gave it 94 - and at least according to Antonio Galloni the 2020s are looking even better. The Antinori in its typical style is a wine built for ageing - there is more oak, more tannin, and greater concentration here. But even in its (relative) youth it is foreshadowing what is to come: a thoughtful, darker Chianti singing with a sweet perfume of dark cherries and sour plums. This will generously reward time in the cellar. 

These wines are expected in stock on Thursday this week for dispatch!

Isole e Olena 2020 Chianti Classico
RRP: $62 | Offer: $47!

"In tasting, the 2020s are rich, sumptuous wines... The best of these wines show terrific depth, gorgeous purity of fruit and fully ripe tannins." Antonio Galloni on the 2020 vintage for Chianti Classico 

94pts! - Decanter Magazine 

"Just mid crimson. Finely fragrant, sweet raspberry nose. Beautiful precision on the palate with crushed-raspberry fruit and polished, fine tannins." - Walter Speller,


Antinori 2019 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passigiano
RRP: $110 | Offer Price: $93!

"Dark ruby. Deep, sweet cherry nose with hints of cassis and savoury oak. Bags of intensely concentrated youthful tangy sweet fruit. A little breathtaking and overwhelming but will age well. Fine tannic grip on the finish." 17++/20 - Walter Speller,