Mazzei Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo 2012


SKU 30986


Color: Ruby red with violet nuances. Bouquet: Bright aromas of fresh cherries mingle with notes of thyme and a subtle smoky character. Taste: Bright acid structure providing a lively quality. Cranberry, raspberry and red cherry dominate with hints of leather, cedar and cocoa powder. Some earthiness in the finish and ripe soft tannins. Serving Suggestions; Pasta with meat sauces, stews, grilled meats and mid-aged cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti Classico
Brand Mazzei
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorA mix of cherry candy, black currant, mineral and floral flavors marks this tightly woven red. Taut and compact on the finish, where earth and spice elements emerge, this remains persistent and long. Best from 2017 through 2024. 8,333 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, October 31, 2015
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo shows slightly bigger astringency and a more rustic personality in this vintage. This is a single-vineyard expression located below the winery with clay soils and lots of small stones. The plot is planted to three different clones of Sangiovese and is located some 300 meters above sea level (altitude is important to Sangiovese). The wine is bright and tonic with fruit flavors that rise cheerfully from the bouquet. The mouthfeel is just a tad thinner in this edition.

Monica Larner, October 2015