Medium Ruby with berry fruit, fragrant spice and floral notes. On the palate flavors of cherry, blackberry and licorice with notes of smoky pepper spice, tangy mineral feel. Fine tannins, medium+ savory finish ending with a vanilla, tobacco and cacao. Nice! — 13 days ago
Notes of cinnamon and stone fruit ❤️ — 5 months ago
Fruity and delicious . Chelsea liked after an hour of breathing . Really changed the profile ! — 6 months ago
Extra points because someone making more money soon — 4 days ago
I love wines that have lots of flavor! Raspberry, oak, plum, and a touch of pepper on the finish. Very layered but not very heavy. Easy drinking but holds up well to food. Just a hint sweet which lets it do better with some BBQ in my opinion. — 5 months ago
2017 Syrah...Delicious and medium bodied wine. Smooth finish. — 6 months ago
Somewhat dry and sour but not overly — a month ago
Nice drinkable wine. Had with penne vodka and carbonara. Not the best food pairings so the wine was definitely better on its own. — 2 months ago
Gift from Pao. 2012 vintage. Loved it. Thick, cherry color with strong flavor subtle spice and vanilla with cedar? Good finish and a touch of balsamic sweetness. — 6 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 — 7 months ago