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2016 Chianti Classico Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione, Fontodi, Tuscany

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Oh hello? What happens when one finds a mature vintage of the Gran Selezione from one of Chianti’s best producers? One snaps it up of course! Just a few bottles available and check out the reviews…

97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo possesses off-the-charts richness and textural intensity. Beams of tannin give the wine its shape, but they are nearly buried by the sheer depth of the fruit. Readers should expect a dark, virile Vigna del Sorbo that is likely to develop at a glacial pace. The 2013 was reticent last year and is even more so this year. (AG) 97+ Inner quote mark (1/2018)

96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A juicy Chianti Classico with dried fruit and cedar character. Full and chewy. Very long. Juicy finish. So structured. Pure Sangiovese from Fontodi’s best vineyard and aged 24 months in wood. Serious. Better in 2020. One of the best ever wines from Vigna del Sorbo. Inner quote mark (7/2016)

96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A wine like this gives you a visceral rush of excitement. The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo speaks to your most profound instincts and awakens a sudden and tangible taste of Tuscany. If you’ve ever visited Panzano in Chianti, you will be immediately transported there thanks to this fabulous wine. Vigna del Sorbo (100% Sangiovese aged in new and neutral barrique for two years) is authentic and focused with tart berry flavors surrounded by spice, truffle and rose petal. It offers a deep and lasting sense of richness. (ML) Inner quote mark (12/2016)

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