The 2004 vintage in Tuscany enjoys a great reputation, and the wine wares of this vintage are indeed proving to be as fine as the initial reports. More importantly, the 2004 Giacomo Mori Riserva Castelrotto Chianti is an outstanding Chianti Riserva and one of the great successes of an exemplary vintage. However, patience will be required, and we would like to add more than justly rewarded. Mori's Castelrotto is always a staggering statement when young that requires at least five or six years in bottle, and the 2004 Castelrotto is an especially deep, dense Chianti that is simply packed with all that it needs to succeed in life. However, to drink it now would be tantamount to infanticide. This biodynamic wine is the product of true commitment, superb winemaking, and the blessings of the outstanding 2004 vintage. Moreover, the 2004 Giacomo Mori Castelrotto exudes the quintessence of authentic Chianti: a deep nearly impenetrable robe, a beguiling nose, and oodles of brooding, ripe fruit that just won't quit. Cherry, violets, blackberry, and currant are entwined around a solid core of tannin and subtle earth tones that slowly, layer by layer, unfold in the glass. This beautiful wine marries tremendous depth and power to true elegance and breed in a way that few Chiantis ever do. Although approachable and even enjoyable now with extended breathing time (two hours in a decanter would not be too much), we strongly recommend laying down this rare Chianti Riserva for an additional year or more until it can fully strut its stuff and afford the patient collector with tremendous hedonistic pleasure. Only from low yielding, biodynamically farmed vines can one experience such power, purity and flavor, so let it be. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016.