Held this for 5yrs. Easily could have waited another 5+. Gave it a day of air and while delicious still a lot to unpack in this bottle. — 25 days ago
Excellent low sulfite red. — 10 months ago
Jh3 @ bacci — 3 years ago
2019 goes excellent with food or on its own — a month ago
My goodness...vanilla, chocolate, plum, oak...yum!!! — 10 months ago
After another great webinar hosted by @Antonio Galloni today with legends of Chianti Classico, obviously I had to reach for a bottle. This is a Gran Selezione from Bacci-owned Castello di Bossi in the southern half of the DOCG.
Bright ruby red, unfiltered (as witnessed by a hypnotic haziness in the glass). Nose delivers underripe aromas of greenery, sour cherry, oak, and leaves. On the palate, it's just over medium weight, medium plus alcohol fairly well disguised, dry with medium acidity yet bitter. The tannins are firm and lack finesse. Medium finish length.
The are much better examples of Gran Selezione, even in this price range. But, it's hard to not keep drinking this with gratitude.
90 points — 3 years ago
2016. Cherries. Licorice and good stuff. — 5 months ago
A little sweet and slight fizz — 9 months ago
Fantastic. Cherry! — 2 years ago
Dry, earthy, oak flavored — 3 years ago