The 2018 Chianti Classico is a beautiful and highly affordable wine with which to explore the vintage. Sweet, perfumed aromatics, silky fruit and mid-weight structure give the 2018 so much immediacy. The dark cherry, plum, menthol, licorice and spice flavors pulse with energy. Lavender, sage, orange peel, mint and dried spice add a very pretty aromatic upper register. 91 points. Antonio Galloni.