Robert Parker 93
The 2020 Chianti Classico is Sangiovese with small parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This is a lovely wine with a level of punchiness, brightness and inner energy that is never easy to achieve, especially in a warm vintage such as this. That’s the Panzano magic, enhanced in this case by the estate’s non-interventionist winemaking philosophy. You’ll love to drink this entry-level wine no matter what your personal preference in Sangiovese style. Production is 31,373 bottles.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2028
The 2020 Chianti Classico is brilliant. Vibrant and deep, with striking inner perfume, the 2020 dazzles with gorgeous inner aromas and fine balance. There’s good depth and texture, but perhaps not quite the excitement of the best years. April was especially challenging for Sangiovese, which lowered yields considerably.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2032