Reviewed on 2019-02-13
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Rating 85
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2013
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 13.5%
Price $61.00  Buy This Wine
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Holiday Meals, Host/Hostess Gifting, Party Wine

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Petit Verdot

Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Gran Selezione DOCG 2013 Review

Sangiovese is not a delicate grape, though it does have tangy brightness to it with wonderful cherry and earthy floral aromas, so it’s a bit confusing why two more dominating varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were blended into this wine. The Sangiovese does a lot of work here but only to just be seen over on stage left, while the dark currant fruit and cracked black pepper of the Cab looms overhead fighting that cherry fruit while the power of the Petit Verdot structure overwhelms and amps up the tannin calling for more time in bottle. This is a good gift wine for someone who likes to lie bottles down. There is not much Chianti in the Chianti but it is well structured and will age.

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Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Gran Selezione DOCG 2013
Sangiovese is not a delicate grape, though it does have tangy brightness to it with wonderful cherry and earthy floral aromas, so it’s a bit confusing why two more dominating varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were blended into this wine. The Sangiovese does a lot of work here but only to just be seen over on stage left, while the dark currant fruit and cracked black pepper of the Cab looms overhead fighting that cherry fruit while the power of the Petit Verdot structure overwhelms and amps up the tannin calling for more time in bottle. This is a good gift wine for someone who likes to lie bottles down. There is not much Chianti in the Chianti but it is well structured and will age.

Reviewed On: 02-13-2019
85
POINTS
Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Gran Selezione DOCG 2013
Sangiovese is not a delicate grape, though it does have tangy brightness to it with wonderful cherry and earthy floral aromas, so it’s a bit confusing why two more dominating varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were blended into this wine. The Sangiovese does a lot of work here but only to just be seen over on stage left, while the dark currant fruit and cracked black pepper of the Cab looms overhead fighting that cherry fruit while the power of the Petit Verdot structure overwhelms and amps up the tannin calling for more time in bottle. This is a good gift wine for someone who likes to lie bottles down. There is not much Chianti in the Chianti but it is well structured and will age.

Reviewed On: 02-13-2019