A deep ruby red, Il Grigio releases lingering, complex fragrances redolent of sweet violets and wild red berry fruit. The palate displays a wine of appreciable body, nicely lean-edged, and with a crisp acidity.
Succulent tannins complement a delicate fruitiness, as does a broad complex of aromas enriched by just a hint of toasty oak. Overall, a beautifully harmonious wine.
Wine Advocate 93 Points
The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio opens to a deeply saturated color that is thick and luminous at the same time. In terms of bouquet, this Riserva veers toward the far end of the aromatic spectrum (as far as Chianti Classico is concerned) with dark tones of spice, saddle leather, pressed rose and moist earth. The finish excels in terms of softness and richness. This is a bold and modern wine with soft tannins and rich extract.-ML
James Suckling 90 Points
A red with smoky, berry and mushroom character. Full body with firm, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold.
Vinous 91 Points
Dark red cherries, plums, smoke, tobacco, new leather and menthol are some of the notes that flesh out in the Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio. Bright veins of acidity support the fruit in a vibrant yet supple Chianti Classico that drinks well today but also has the energy to age for at least a handful of years. Hints of sage, rosemary and tobacco add complexity on the close.-AG