Yes probably - though no rush either
What do people think is the best VFM Chianti from TWS? Looking to try a few more and would be interested in views, thanks!
I don’t know the answer but I’d say try the society one and work your way up you may be suprised
Thanks. I’ve tried the Society’s Rufina, great, and the Cerro del Masso, which I didn’t think was as good as the Society’s. Was looking for more in the £10 - £20 range to move to. I suppose I could just try them all but thought I’d try the collective wisdom of the forum first.
At the top end of your budget I really liked this at the Italian walk around tasting.
Delicious young but even more to come.
When it’s in stock the Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina is one of my go-to <£20 options (https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/selvapiana-chianti-rufina-2020).
Just over your budget, and it’s not Chianti, but I think Villa Papiano really over delivers for Sangiovese at £21, especially as it has a bit more age (Sangiovese Modigliana Riserva, Probi, Villa Papiano 2018).
I’d second @Brocklehurstj on the Riecine being great. At the lower end of the price bracket, I’ve not tried it, but I have https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/chianti-colli-senesi-tenuta-le-calcinaie-simone-santini-2022-organic on my wishlist.
Yep - another vote for Riecine. I think vintage also matters a lot: some of the lower end 2016s were lovely thanks to that vintage giving every wine a boost.
Another vote for Riecine!
Well, if we’re going >£20 let’s not forget this - a riserva in disguise.
Not cheap but still good vfm, I would argue, given the quality.
So in summary we’re struggling for <£20 recommendations
The trouble is you get so much more for an extra £5 ish. I think Chianti only really works when it’s done well.
I’m not that well informed on Chianti, and this isn’t strictly a Chianti, but might be worth a try. Still Tuscan and 85% sangiovese, and has always been great when I’ve had it, although the 2019 was the last I’ve had:
Been eyeing this one also which is on offer https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/morellino-di-scansano-riserva-fattoria-le-pupille-2020
I’ve enjoyed previous vintages of this. I’d say it’s pretty good value for money if slightly unpolished.
I think you tend to get slightly better VFM when you step outside the Classico region. I personally like the Frascole offerings (both below £20)
Then there is this one currently not available, which I also enjoy:
Good point - Frascole’s wines are lovely, especially the riserva. I have a case of 2016s biding their time in reserves.
Just going to leave this here…
No one else left it there!!