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 Spectator 91 Points
A lithe, tightly wound version, with peppery accents to the black cherry, black currant and violet flavors. Vibrant and long, if compact on the finish, where black pepper hints linger. Best from 2017 through 2024. 21,600 cases made.-BS
Vinous 90 Points
San Felice's 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio is open, resonant and highly expressive. Succulent red cherries, iron, spices, tobacco, cedar and leather blossom in a generous, inviting Riserva that can be enjoyed today or cellared for up to at least a handful of years. The 2011 offers good freshness for the year, but the ripeness and generosity of the vintage come through just the same.-AG