A production that was under the name riserva but which received the designation gran selezion in 2009.
Color still purple almost no signs of aging. The nose is super open on blackcurrant, leather, balsamic vinegar. On the palate the acidity is moderately strong, the tannins still present and alcohol is average. Very nice balance. Blackcurrant notes on the palate, cherries, leather and lots of herbs (oregano, sage etc). Tannins a little drying. The final is medium but very pleasant.
In all I was afraid that the bottle is too old for a 2005 vintage in Chianti but far from it. The wine still has a lot of fruit and some secondary but not tertiary notes. Sangiovese is so beautiful a grape for the long hau if it's done well! — 3 days ago
KL 24. Fruit forward, balanced slightly tight tannins. ready to drink now, but would like to try in a few years. Clay finish. — 11 days ago
Blind tasted, couldn’t say if it was Chateauneuf or a mellow Montalcino or something else complex and satisfying — turns out it’s the latter — 2 days ago
Jammy and smooth, perfect for an Italian dinner with bob and Marta at Justa Pasta in Portland. — 4 days ago
Cherries, red plums, cloves, tart and velvety on the palate, structured and earthy. Can feel this one on my teeth. — 14 hours ago