Castello di Bossi

Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.01 ratings
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Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
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M. Christopher Roebuck

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

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

Mar 3rd, 2021