The 2014 Chianti Classico Riserva Le Baroncole is fabulous. Savory aromatics make a strong opening statement, but it is the depth and textural resonance that stand out most. Plum, black cherry, smoke, licorice and underbrush give the wine its dark, brooding personality. In 2014, the Baroncole possesses exceptional aromatic presence as well as persistence, though it is a bit compact on the palate. Its potential, though, is ample.