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Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo, Castello di Ama 2016

RegionItaly
SubregionChianti
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2016Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo, Castello di AmaMG10360.00695 ML64095.0095.00Chianti Classico San Lorenzo, Castello di Ama1.5
Italy2016Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo, Castello di AmaDM-3140.00bt95 ML346.66666666666795.0095.00Chianti Classico San Lorenzo, Castello di Ama3
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Tasting Notes

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. 2020-2038

95
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, September 2019

The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Ama San Lorenzo is a blend taken from Ama's four core estate vineyards. Black cherry, graphite, sage, mint, juniper berries and licorice give the San Lorenzo a distinctly dark, brooding profile to match its powerful feel. The big tannins need time to soften, but there is certainly plenty to look forward to. Stylistically, San Lorenzo is closest to Bellavista, with which it shares a decidedly somber feel. This is such a gorgeous wine. 2020-2036

94
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, August 2019

This is very polished and refined with chocolate, walnut and berry aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Licorice and berry undertones. Balanced, as always. Drink or hold.

94
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, July 2019
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