Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

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SKU 32441

750ml

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Created from the property's oldest Chianti Classico vineyards, the castle's Riserva is a wine that maintains all the most typical organoleptic characteristics of Chianti Classico, emphasised by a balanced ageing in wood. A wine that rewards the more patient consumer, since it requires a long ageing in bottles.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti Classico
Brand Castello di Gabbiano
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastA full-bodied mix of Sangiovese and 5% Merlot, this offers aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, dark cooking spice, menthol and tobacco. On the firm, forward palate, notes of clove, peppercorn and anise accent the core of dried black cherry. Assertive, fine-grained tannins provide the framework.

Kerin O'Keefe, September 1, 2015
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorThis austere style offers sweet fruit and plenty of muscle, while notes of leather, underbrush and dried cherry are fused to a base of dusty tannins. Drink now through 2020.

Bruce Sanderson, 2015