Castello di Bossi Riserva Berardo Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

$42.95

The floral aromas are so enticing with rose petals and lavender, which follow through to a full body with beautiful density of fruit. A long and complete finish. The best Chianti Classico ever made here in living memory. Even better than the 1961. Drink or hold. James Suckling

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Andrew Lohse Delectable Pro

Cherry, plum, purple flowers / rich and approachable, with easy-to-see charm. A total treat.

Cherry, plum, purple flowers / rich and approachable, with easy-to-see charm. A total treat.

9.1

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The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo is a pretty, open-knit wine. Sweet dark cherry, plum, lavender, spice and menthol are nicely delineated in the 2015, a Riserva that is unusually translucent for the vintage. This is an especially refreshing, mid-weight wine for the year, with a good deal of savory and earthy Sangiovese character laced throughout. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2019)

The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo is a pretty, open-knit wine. Sweet dark cherry, plum, lavender, spice and menthol are nicely delineated in the 2015, a Riserva that is unusually translucent for the vintage. This is an especially refreshing, mid-weight wine for the year, with a good deal of savory and earthy Sangiovese character laced throughout. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2019)

8.9

Marc Ouellette

A perfect Chianti! That’s all that needs to be said!!!

A perfect Chianti! That’s all that needs to be said!!!

9.6

M. Christopher Roebuck

Really enjoyable. Way better than the price point. Presents more as a good Brunello, and finishes as traditional Chianti Classico. I really like this and will rebuy this week to break down the notes. 92+ points

Really enjoyable. Way better than the price point. Presents more as a good Brunello, and finishes as traditional Chianti Classico. I really like this and will rebuy this week to break down the notes. 92+ points

9.2

K. Syrah

2015. Young but very enjoyable. Took 4 hours to open up to a mouthful of precise cherry fruit, tar and leather; tasted like a good Brunello by end of eve. James Suckling gave this a 96; well-made but not full-bodied or concentrated enough to reach that caliber. Still a great value at $32 (Wine Library); need to buy more.

2015. Young but very enjoyable. Took 4 hours to open up to a mouthful of precise cherry fruit, tar and leather; tasted like a good Brunello by end of eve. James Suckling gave this a 96; well-made but not full-bodied or concentrated enough to reach that caliber. Still a great value at $32 (Wine Library); need to buy more.

9.1

Anne Carman

Brilliant garnet color. Leather, cherry, spice. Smoothed tannins and a hint of earthiness, bright berry splash and blackberry on the finish. Clean and rich at the same time.

Brilliant garnet color. Leather, cherry, spice. Smoothed tannins and a hint of earthiness, bright berry splash and blackberry on the finish. Clean and rich at the same time.

9.0

LMB

Smooth and well rounded. Clean finish. Hits the tang behind the teeth.

Smooth and well rounded. Clean finish. Hits the tang behind the teeth.

9.0

Steve Cunneen

Dark cherries, spices, light on its feet and an awesome pasta wine. Delicious.

Dark cherries, spices, light on its feet and an awesome pasta wine. Delicious.

9.0

Colin Cahoon

Cherry, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and oak on the nose. The palate features dark cherry, cranberry, raspberry, oak, and more spice. High acid and moderate plus tannins with a long finish.

Cherry, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and oak on the nose. The palate features dark cherry, cranberry, raspberry, oak, and more spice. High acid and moderate plus tannins with a long finish.

9.1

Eugene Buyakin

High tannins, high acidity, long finish. Strong and powerful

High tannins, high acidity, long finish. Strong and powerful

9.0

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