Wine Advocate 94 Points
Castello di Bossi’s 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo lives up to the celebrated reputation of this historic wine. That extra intensity and structure really comes through, giving it a firm anchor in the mouth. A sweet note of black cherry adds the proverbial high note before the wine slowly tapers out in the mouth. Wait a few more years for optimal drinkability. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.-ML
Wine Spectator 90 Points
The balsamic flavors of juniper, rosemary and sage, coupled with cherry and tobacco, are intriguing, complemented by aggressive tannins. An austere version, finishing long and savory. Best from 2015 through 2023. 4,200 cases made.–BS
Antonio Galloni 92 Points
Castello di Bossi's 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo explodes from the glass with dark cherries, plums, smoke, incense and new leather. A rich, exuberant wine, the 2009 Berardo is loaded with personality. The new oak is barely noticeable in this broad shouldered, classy, utterly impeccable Riserva.