"The 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo is a powerful, earthy wine that shows the Castello di Bossi style at its best. Bold and deep to the core, the 2012 offers up a compelling melange of dark red cherry, plum, tobacco, smoke and earthiness. The 2012 is a big boy, so I would give it another year or so in the cellar. It should drink nicely for a number of years. With a little air, it is terrific today."