Baron Ricasoli “Brolio” Chianti Classico

Ricasoli only in name
Baron Ricasoli
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Reviewed on 02-12-2019
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Rating B-
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 13.5%
Price $22.00 Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Party Wine, Penny Pinching, Wine Cocktails

Drink If You Like

Merlot, Pinot Noir , Sangiovese

The Full Review

Baron Bettino Ricasoli developed what would become known as the Chianti blend which would be signed into law when the region was awarded a DOC years later. So it would awesome to wax on and off about this entry level wine in their line up and how wonderful it is. Instead what we have here is a slightly off-balance wine - the tannins are green - with bright acidity that pounces all over the body of the wine, not allowing for much depth. This wine is fine if you are in need of a quick bottle from the corner Sam’s Club, but it’s more of a wine to drink while conversation is roaring and wine is not the focus. It could have been so much more.