Review: 2018 Mazzei Ser Lapo Chianto Classico DOCG

Review: 2018 Mazzei Ser Lapo Chianto Classico DOCG

Established in 1435, the Mazzei family has long been considered one of the founding families of Chianti Classico. This wine, Ser Lapo, is aged for 12 months in small French oak barrels (50% new).

A true crowd-pleaser, Ser Lapo is surprisingly light on its feet at 13.5% abv, brisk with cherry and tempered with tea leaf and cola notes, segueing from there into restrained notes of chocolate, nutmeg, and a bit of orange peel. The tannins here are present but well-integrated, quickly unraveling to reveal gentle notes of oak, sandalwood, and a tart, pickled plum finish. Pairs beautifully with just about anything. Before I knew it, two of us had drained a bottle over a meal of Korean chicken wings. No complaints. Solid price.

A / $35 /

2018 Mazzei Ser Lapo Chianto Classico DOCG




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