The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Brolio takes a few minutes to open and settle in the glass. The bouquet here is redolent of pressed cherry and dried blackberry with underbrush, dark spice, forest floor and even a touch of wild porcino mushroom. The mouthfeel is smooth and loosely textured, which gives the wine an accessible and immediate personality. These vineyard sites in Gaiole in Chianti are characterized by crushed alberese rock soils. These unique growing conditions always add to the focus and the sharpness of the aromas.
by ML, Robert Parker , 2018
This is a blend of sangiovese, with five percent each cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot, selected from the best parcels of this estateâ€™s 560 acres. The wineâ€™s ripe flavors of dark cherry and plum reflect the warmth of the 2015 vintage, its fruit tones enriched by subtle spice and loamy earth tones.
by WS, Wine Spirits , 2015
Sweet, ripe cherry and raspberry flavors define this Chianti Classico from start to finish, augmented by almond, iron and tar accents, with a hefty dose of grainy tannins. All the elements come together on the juicy aftertaste.
by BS, Wine Spectator , 2018