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Vintage Charts

Tuscany/Chianti and Chianti Classico
All Regions
Vintage Grid Back to 1961
Wallet Chart PDF

Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201597Drink or holdLong-lived, powerful and concentrated reds, yet the best have purity and elegance; great value
201488Drink or holdCool, wet summer hindered ripening, but a fine September saved the vintage. Best to date are slim, elegant reds
201393Drink or holdSleek, vibrant wines with bright, focused fruit flavors; at worst, lean and tart
201289Drink or holdFirmly structured wines that are rich yet elegant
201193Drink or holdWines are ripe and rich, yet vibrant
201092Drink or holdThe best are fine, ripe wines, showing freshness, structure and balance, yet some lack ripe tannins
200989DrinkRainy spring and September yielded soft, open-knit wines. The best show concentration and ripe fruit
200889DrinkIntermittent rain dampened quality, but the best are fresh, elegant and pure
200794DrinkAromatic and fresh, with ripe fruit and tannin backbone; well-balanced
200693DrinkDense, rich and structured wines, with the potential for aging
200588DrinkRain during harvest marred some results, but mostly wines with very good to excellent fruit and fresh acidity
200489DrinkMany outstanding wines, yet some overcropping gave fewer good results
200391Drink or holdRecord heat, yet solid, rich and fresh wines
200279Past peakRain, rain, rain; diluted, though some good Merlots
200192DrinkAromatic, balanced and refined
200088DrinkSome jammy wines, but fruity and attractive
199994DrinkHarmonious, structured, fresh and fruity
199889DrinkBetter than expected; good fruit, light tannins
199797DrinkBright, rich and structured; fresh acidities
199687DrinkPerfumed, fruity and light
199585DrinkGood fruit, fresh acidity, but some dilution

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.


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