Castello Di Meleto

Castello di Bossi

Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

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
— 5 days ago

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So glad you liked the seminar. We recorded it, in case you want to go back and watch again 😊


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@Greg Gosselin indeed...but 2016 is extra special.
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Ánd... appetizing picture

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