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! — 6 days ago
Nice wine, but probably slightly over the hill. Tannins still there but the balance is a bit faded at this point. Still a nice wine with good acid. — 7 days ago
Drank with mike and Jen at Maggianos Great wine — 15 days ago
Nose: Blueberry, Oak, Spices. Palate: Blackberry, Cherry, Cinnamon, Spices, Low Acidity. High Viscosity. Dark Ruby — 4 hours ago
Smooth and well balanced with soft tannins. Hints of dark fruit and chocolate. — 8 days ago
Really great Chianti. Soft tannins and smooth. Classic cherry notes. Thyme, balsamic(?!), fennel, spices on the nose. — 21 days ago
Tucked away, on a Positano bend on a hill, we found this charming taste of heaven in a glass, steeped in the history of 26 generations of wine making experience. — 18 days ago