Chianti Classico 2015 & 2016: Right Place, Right Time (Feb 2019), 2/1/2019, 95 points
(Montevertine Montevertine Red) The 2015 Montevertine has closed down massively since it was bottled in February 2018. Beams of tannin dominate over the radiant fruit that was much more expressive when the wine was in barrel. Readers will have to be patient with the 2015, as it needs at least a few years in bottle to show the natural richness of the vintage that was so evident when the wine was in barrel. This should be an especially cellar worthy 2015. (Drink between 2025-2040)
Chianti Classico: The Stellar 2015s and Surprising 2014s (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018, (94-97) points
(Montevertine Montevertine Red) Rich, pliant and super-expressive, the 2015 Montevertine is shaping up to be a magnificent wine. There is a radiance to the 2015 that is impossible to miss. At the same time, it’s wonderfully polished, with more than enough freshness and overall structure to support many years of exceptional drinking. Red stone fruit and expressive floral notes give the wine much of its distinctive personality. The 2015 Montevertine is a real head-turner.