The 2018 Chianti Classico Vigna Casanova dell'Aia is a rich, powerful wine. It is also a bit less put together than the other wines in the range at this stage. Succulent black cherry, plum, licorice, tobacco, spice and new leather all build as this decidedly potent, virile wine shows everything it has. All of the Istine 2018s need more time, none moreso than the Casanova dell'Aia.
Score: 94+ points -- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 2020