I last reviewed the 2014 vintage of this wine and enjoyed it. Not all wineries can make consistent wine, so I like to follow up reviews when the next vintage is release. This particular wine has been a Vintage essential for a while now. Dark in color with a nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely soft red berries, cherries, and the like to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins, nice dryness and smooth acidity. This is a well made smooth varietal Chianti classico. I would give it an 88 or so. Super food friendly. The LCBO describe this wine as medium bodied and fruity and I would agree!
From the LCBO web site:
Antinori Pèppoli Chianti Classico— VINTAGES#: 606541
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity $19.95
Release Date:April 3, 2017
Alcohol/Vol 13.0% Made in:Tuscany, Italy By: Marchesi Antinori S.P.A.Sugar Content: 2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Varietal: Sangiovese Description: A food-friendly Chianti Classico made on the historic Pèppoli estate, whose vineyards date back to the middle ages. Features cherry, currant, leather and herbal notes. Pair with homemade pizza, cured meats or pasta with Bolognese sauce.