Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016

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Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016

Winemaker Notes

Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy. Bright ruby red color, definitely dense. Broad, fruity bouquet with distinct notes of cherry and prune accompanied by sweet notes of red fruits, such as currants. Hints of nutmeg and cloves in the finish. Smooth on the palate thanks to soft, well-distributed tannins. Good balance between alcohol and acidity with a long, enjoyable, and appetizing finish.

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Critical Acclaim

James Suckling 97: A stunning Chianti Classico Gran Selezione that shows pure lavender and violets, in addition to riper dark cherries, tea leaves, olives, eucalyptus, and spice box. Very structured and muscular on the palate, which encompasses layers of dark fruit and plenty of driving acidity to take this through to a long, chewy finish.

Robert Parker 94: Castello di Bossi (Renieri) is one of the headline estates from the Castelnuovo Berardenga commune of Chianti Classico. The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is a terrific wine that unfolds to reveal pretty fruit intensity, deep layers of cherry and blackberry, and a soft texture. The wine is elegant and fresh with a steady fruit weight that drives the quality and length of the finish. A well-marbled steak will do nicely here.

Wine Enthusiast 93: Enticing aromas of violet, eucalyptus, and leather lead the nose. The fragrant, structured palate delivers black cherry, clove, tobacco, and cinnamon alongside a firm, fine-grained tannins. Bright acidity keeps it well-balanced. Editors' Choice

Decanter 92:  Marco Bacci has owned this expansive Castelnuovo Berardenga property since 1998 and has significantly increased the Gran Selezione production since the inaugural 2013 vintage - from 10,000 to 50,000 bottles. The 2016 release is robust and big-boned but with a savory and mellow personality. It is dominated by intriguing nuances of mushroom, spice, and blood. Firm tannins keep the soft fruit in check while measured acidity injects vibrancy. Some warming alcohol on the finish.

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