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Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016

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The Wine

 96/100 Huon Hooke : "Medium to deep red colour with a good rim of purple and a bouquet that holds dried-blood and ferrous notes overlying dried fruits, with red cherry and raspberry touches. Oak is certainly there, but is skilfully tucked in. The wine is deliciously fresh and appetising in the mouth, with penetrating flavour, lashings of gently gripping tannins and again that stony, ferrous flavour aspect chimes in strongly and lingers long in the aftertaste. The acidity, while not overt, keeps it fresh and lively. A powerful, concentated wine that should reward cellaring."

94/100 James Suckling : "Intense aromas of blueberries, blackberries and dried flowers. Medium to full body, firm and creamy tannins and a beautiful, layered finish. Lovely texture. Just coming around now, but will age nicely. Excellent improvement here."

93/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate : "This is a silky and very balanced wine that shows plenty of Sangiovese brightness and character. The Castello di Meleto 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione reveals dark cherry, dried currant, light spice and cured tobacco. The aromas are integrated and balanced. It plays its best cards to the palate where the wine shows soft texture and a long, polished finish. The effect is elegant and graceful."
 

The Finer Details

Variety - Sangiovese
Country -  Italy
Region - Tuscany
Sub Region
 - Chianti Classico
Alc. Content - 14.00
Std Drinks (Approx.) - 8.5

Extra - Cork
Year - 2016
Volume - 750ml

About the Wine Maker

Castello di Meleto has been welcoming those arriving to Gaiole in Chianti since 1256. A perfect fusion between the past and future, the castle is a superb expression of authentic Tuscany. Castello di Meleto produces prestigious wines, excellent interpretations of the terrior, as well as extra virgin olive oil and raises the heritage pig breed, Cinta Senese.