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
Good aroma. Potential rich taste. Coffee nuance. This should be quite good in 10 years. @, - Pane e vino, 210223 — 12 days ago
Выпито на пляжном ужине 16.02.21. Фрескобальди - это хозяйство , в котором я был с женой в 2006 году. Это был наш первый винный тур. И увидев это шардоне 2017 года я решил его продегустировать с самими ассорти. Wine spectator дал 96 баллов. Моя оценка ниже но тоже очень высока! Очень минеральное и совсем не кислотное. — 19 days ago
Tasted double blind. Ruby red core, medium viscosity, clean with developing vinosity, medium plus intensity, stewed black plums, black cherry and cranberry, red flowers, underbrush, myrtle, leather, clay, European oak; On the palate, dry, medium plus body, high acid and high tannin. Red and black fruit with cranberries. Savory underbrush and conditioned leather. This is killer, easily the best vintage of Monsanto CCR I’ve ever had. — 10 days ago
Showed a lot of green vegetables at first but became quite smooth with aeration. Bright raspberries with a layer of oak and a nice acid finish some dark fruit too. Well balanced! 👍 — 11 days ago
Poached pear, lemon curd, lime, and apricot. Dry and lean. Medium acid. — 6 days ago
Drink and be happy that it doesn't taste according to the dictatorship of Robert Parker. Long live true Italian wine — 8 days ago
Four years since the last bottle. Doesn’t match my previous notes. Very restrained. Faint aromas of cassis and dark berries. Fruit is faint tart plum. Earthy, deep, tannins still prominent and grippy. Will wait another year or two before the next bottle. Still quite good, but needs more complexity to come out. — a day ago
Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, minerals, forest floor, oak, vanilla, leather and cherry. On the palate, cherry, cassis, vanilla, minerals and leather. Long finish of the same. Medium to Full body, rich mouthfeel and strong tannins that are nicely balanced. — 24 days ago
2014- rich raspberry and cranberry. Good earthy body, light spicy finish. Strong but smooth tannins — 10 days ago