The 2014 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale gives us a glimpse of a more streamlined and perhaps more elegant interpretation of this historic wine. This vintage is leaner and lighter in presentation, but it paints a pretty portrait of Sangiovese nonetheless. Sour cherry, cassis and mild spice converge on the bouquet. That characteristic acidity you get with this mighty Tuscan grape appears on the fresh close. 91/100.