The 2015 Chianti Classico Tenuta Sant’Alfonso brings us a big step up in intensity, density and concentration compared to the base Chianti Classico from the same vintage. This wine is darker in appearance and more robust in personality. Its more muscular body mass means you can pair it will grilled meat or spicy sausage. The finish is sweet and laced with ripe cherry fruit. On the close, you get cinnamon and dark vanilla extract. The style here is contemporary yet informal overall.
Score: 88 points -- Monica Larner, RobertParker.com, Oct 2017