95 points A fantastic new Chiantico Classico from one of Italy's best producers, and an amazing buy for the price. Limited. 95 Points Robert Parker: "The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo is immediately more inky and balsamic in terms of aromas. As soon as you lift the wine to your nose, you get pretty tones of blackberry, cassis, rosemary essence, licorice and a touch of medicinal herb. I love when Sangiovese produces those elegant aromas, and for that reason, this wine stands tall among the three single-vineyard expressions from Marco Pallanti and Castello di Ama. It shows fiber, richness and lasting structure with a very well-managed quality of tannins." 95 Points James Suckling: "What first strikes you about the nose is that it offers one of the purest fruit expressions of all the Gran Seleziones. Blackcurrants, orange and lemon rind, brambleberries, heather, sage, thyme and blackberry leaves are all a feature. The tannins are steely, and the flavors are so savory. The fruit is carried through to the long, chewy finish by the highly refreshing acidity. Drink in 2020." 91 Points Wine Spectator: "Shows fine purity to the cherry, strawberry and leather notes, with a hint of licorice. Ripe, sweet fruit and a juicy texture collide as this plays out on the long finish. Drink now through 2025."
A very nice open chianti...the merlot does show on the attack and add some lushessness to the wine but got too much on prunes on night 2
A very nice open chianti...the merlot does show on the attack and add some lushessness to the wine but got too much on prunes on night 29.0