|Producer||Castello di Bossi|
If you're a fan of cellar worthy Italian reds, you don't want to miss this Chianti Classico Riserva from famed Castello di Bossi. Their elegant yet intensely flavored Chianti's place them firmly among the top handful of Italian wine producers, with the best vintages of their top Riservas often approaching Brunello di Montalcino in terms of complexity and potential for longevity. Such is the case for the 2018 vintage. Its aromatic intensity, definition and total sense of finesse is a dead ringer for a young Brunello di Montalcino! Classic aromas of dark cherries, plums, sweet spice, violets, vanilla and hints of dark chocolate emerge on the nose. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied but smooth with an almost creamy mouthfeel. Tannins are well integrated with the alcohol, and lead to a silky finish.
"This shows notes of black cherries, blackcurrants, spices, dried tobacco, walnut and flinty soil. Full and meaty with a broad-shouldered, chewy tannin structure, cocoa-dusted fruit character and a long finish that offers notes of nut shell and dry earth. From organically grown grapes. Drink after 2024." James Suckling, 94 Points
"Fragrant blue flower, new leather, underbrush and camphor aromas come to the forefront. Smooth and delicious, the full-bodied palate features dried cherry, strawberry compote, licorice and tobacco alongside taut, polished tannins. Drink 2023–2028. Editor's Choice." The Wine Enthusiast, 94 Points