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Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.04 ratings
-no pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Ross Larson

Great label and enticing. Smoky once initially corked. Decent but with a flat finish. Gets you excited when you first open it up and let it breathe. But that excitement ends quickly

Great label and enticing. Smoky once initially corked. Decent but with a flat finish. Gets you excited when you first open it up and let it breathe. But that excitement ends quickly

May 24th, 2021
M. Christopher Roebuck

Deep ruby leaning garnet. Opens with a distinct and off-putting barnyard funk. Left to relax, red cherry emerges with charred wood, earth, and raw beef (although to be transparent, I was shaping and grilling fatty hamburgers). Aroma intensity is medium plus, and they are still developing as I detect chocolate starting to peek through. On the palate we have slightly less intense flavors of dried red fruit (cranberry and cherry), flint, are earth. Alcohol is a highish hot 14 ABV, medium acidity, medium plus bodied, medium plus tannins. The finish is medium (only)..I have had this several times. I am left wondering whether or not age will continue to deliver a benefit. Structurally, it should certainly stand up over time. Yet, much of the primary fruit has transformed already. So, buy 2. Drink 1 now, and age 1 for two more years, and see if your get leather and chocolate.

93 points

Deep ruby leaning garnet. Opens with a distinct and off-putting barnyard funk. Left to relax, red cherry emerges with charred wood, earth, and raw beef (although to be transparent, I was shaping and grilling fatty hamburgers). Aroma intensity is medium plus, and they are still developing as I detect chocolate starting to peek through. On the palate we have slightly less intense flavors of dried red fruit (cranberry and cherry), flint, are earth. Alcohol is a highish hot 14 ABV, medium acidity, medium plus bodied, medium plus tannins. The finish is medium (only)..I have had this several times. I am left wondering whether or not age will continue to deliver a benefit. Structurally, it should certainly stand up over time. Yet, much of the primary fruit has transformed already. So, buy 2. Drink 1 now, and age 1 for two more years, and see if your get leather and chocolate.

93 points

Oct 22nd, 2020
M. Christopher Roebuck

Spice, menthol aromas, dark red fruit, quite dry, tannic. Hold.

92 points

Spice, menthol aromas, dark red fruit, quite dry, tannic. Hold.

92 points

Jun 11th, 2020
M. Christopher Roebuck

This is Not in the the DB!
This is not a blend. 100% sangiovese.
Disappointing... Basically, this is an average Chianti Classico with a fancy label. In a previous review I was complementary on their Vino Nobile but this quite frankly is a rip off. It's a 90 point wine, but I'm ticked...

89+ points

This is Not in the the DB!
This is not a blend. 100% sangiovese.
Disappointing... Basically, this is an average Chianti Classico with a fancy label. In a previous review I was complementary on their Vino Nobile but this quite frankly is a rip off. It's a 90 point wine, but I'm ticked...

89+ points

Sep 19th, 2019