Wine Region: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Grape: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby red colour. The nose, unmistakeable but elegant, expresses the complexity of floral aromas and ripe red fruit, liquorice, vanilla and chocolate.
The palate is full and rich with soft, velvety tannins. The after-smell is generously persistent. The most authentic expression of the terroir of "Brolio".
Robert Parker 91 pts - Here is Barone Ricasoli's bread and butter wine. Some 600,000 bottles of the 2013 Chianti Classico Brolio were made and all the fruit that goes into this wine is estate-grown. This is a powerhouse wine in terms of production numbers and the 2013 vintage is an especially delicious one. I highly recommend this excellent value wine. The wine shows crunchy tannins and youthful fruit nuances with bright cherry and blackberry. The mouthfeel is generous and fresh.
James Suckling 90 pts - A red with dried fruits and burnt orange peel. Full body, firm tannins and a silky finish. Bright acidity.
Wine Enthusiast 90 pts - Fresh aromas of red berry, violet and aromatic herb lead the nose of this blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5%, Cabernet Sauvignon. The vibrant palate delivers wild cherry, crushed raspberry, white pepper and a hint of coffee alongside bright acidity and silky tannins. Drink through 2017.
About the Winery
The oldest winery in Italy, Ricasoli is the most representative wine producer in the Chianti Classico area. With its gentle hills, velvety valleys and thick woodlands of oaks and chestnuts, the 1,200 hectares of property include 235 hectares of vineyards and 26 of olive groves. The new wines are the expression of research carried out with the same scientific rigor of his illustrious ancestor but with a contemporary spirit, like a runner receiving the baton and carrying it forward with renewed energy.
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