We were happy to have Emily O’Hare visiting this winter. Emily O’Hare left her job as head sommelier and wine buyer at London’s The River Cafe (one of our favorite restaurants) in 2014 to attend the grape harvest in Italy, and she never returned. Emily is a well-respected wine critic living in Siena, Italy. She is a VIA Italian Wine Ambassador and writes about Italian wine for Decanter and Club Oenologique. He also organizes tailor-made wine tours in Tuscany and teaches WSET from beginner level 1 to the more intensive level 3. There is no better way to sharpen your wine knowledge than to take a course in Tuscany with Emily: Visit Emily’s website to learn more.
Montecalvi Chianti Classico 2019 received 94 points from Emily O’Hare, Decanter Magazine
“GREVE – This Sangiovese has a very light color intensity, but its effect on the nose and palate is dramatic: a twist you don’t expect at first glance. The nose is salty, sweetly spicy and slightly herbaceous, with star anise, peppery tartare and fresh mint, but the palate is really where the drinker can get lost. The tannins are so resolute that they linger and do not take center stage, as is often the case with Sangiovese wines; thus the interplay of acidity and fruit is flamboyant and theatrical, with a long finish. More acts to follow, one might say. Drinking Window 2021 – 2031.”