2015 vintage Chianti Gran Selezione.
80 % Sangiovese, 13 % Merlot and 7 % Malvasia Nera.
Deep dark ruby red.
Perfumed nose with black currants, violets, olives and cocoa.
Ripe black plums, leather, black tea with polished silky tannins.
A long, beautiful finish. — 13 days ago
Funky bottle shapes and sizes get to me, and Colares’ 600mL bottle always make me smile. The wine inside is just as cool and unique. Dark straw color with an apple and herbaceous nose. An oily, thicker texture that coats my whole mouth. Not flabby though. Salty sea air, tropical fruits, golden apples, slight oxidation. Complex and fun. — 13 days ago
Lots of lychee and some violet. It finishes with a botanical tartness that is very reminiscent of gin or of a French 75. This isn’t a funky pet-nat but a dry, floral and refreshing one. Very nice! — 8 days ago
Cider, orange, white tea blossom, light finish — 5 days ago
No specific vintage listed but back label shows L BDL20.
Medium yellow gold. Nose is a fruit salad of fuzzy skinned nectar; peach apricot and plum vying for attention. Seems well balanced for an aromatic wine but also shows its weight and richness. Versatile with food.
Note this ostensible 2020 vintage was cork finished for at least one US importer. — 9 days ago