Wine Region: Tuscany, Italy
Delicate ruby red color. Complex nose, elegant, subtle and persistent. Aromas of violets, iris, mature red fruits and pepper, with notes of white chocolate. Velvety mouthfeel, full and warm, slightly savory, with soft tannin. Long and persistent aftertaste, expressing all the personality of the Brolio Sangiovese grape.
Decanter 97 pts - Red fruit, black cherry and herbal aromas. This is splendid stuff which has the full flotilla of cherry flavours of all kinds, and isn't weighted down or overburdened with dry tannins. From start to finish, its class whispers at you insistently with good structure, a nice velvety finish and well-integrated tannins.
James Suckling 95 pts -A subtle and refined wine with cherry, chocolate and hints of meat. Medium body, ultra-fine texture and a long finish. So beautiful. Decadent and complex. Drink now.
Robert Parker 94 pts - This is one of Barone Ricasoli's two Grand Selezione wines. The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Colledila is a delicious wine that excels in terms of its generosity and pureness. The 2013 is an excellent one for the 7.5 hectare Colledila vineyard that dates all the way back to 1832 (it is older than Italy). The 2012 vintage was not produced. Poor soils consist of marl limestone and alberese stones, and the wine does indeed present evident mineral tones that add balance and elegance. It feels etched and shapely in the mouth. I loved the muscle and sheer power of this beautiful wine. It requires ample decanting time, but it should age gracefully. This wine will be released in 2016.
Wine Spectator 92 pts - Rich and round, this features black cherry, currant, tobacco and earth flavors, matched to a powerful frame. Long, picking up a mineral element on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2027.
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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