Cherry aromas, laced with spices, vanilla, and hints of chocolate flow from this wine. The 2013 Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva, cost under $24, has 13% alcohol, and scored 16+ Dionysian points out of 20. Well done.
At just six years old, the wine has another decade to mature and show off.
It is only released after at least 28 months of aging. This Riserva style shows what a little extra times can do for a fine food wine. Seek some out. Age a few and enjoy the others this year. In Vino Veritas.