Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
|Brand||Castello di Bossi|
A stunning Chianti Classico Gran Selezione that shows pure lavender and violets, in addition to riper dark cherries, tea leaves, olives, eucalyptus and spice box. Very structured and muscular on the palate, which encompasses layers of dark fruit and plenty of driving acidity to take this through to a long, chewy finish. Drink in 2024..June/2019
Castello di Bossi (Renieri) is one of the headline estates from the Castelnuovo Berardenga commune of Chianti Classico. The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is a terrific wine that unfolds to reveal pretty fruit intensity, deep layers of cherry and blackberry and a soft texture. The wine is elegant and fresh with steady fruit weight that drives the quality and length of the finish. A well-marbled steak will do nicely here.
Enticing aromas of violet, eucalyptus and leather lead the nose. The fragrant, structured palate delivers black cherry, clove, tobacco and cinnamon alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. Bright acidity keeps it well-balanced. Enjoy 2022-2031..March/2021
The flavors of cherry, strawberry, flowers, fresh herbs and iron are more forthcoming than the aromas in this version, while the structure is firm and unyielding. Nonetheless, there is a sense of ripeness from the sweet fruit and lingering aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2036.
The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Bossi is an attractive, expressive wine. Sweet red cherry and red plum fruit give the 2016 a nicely sense of immediacy. Pliant and open-knit, with mid-weight structure, the 2016 is impeccably balanced from start to finish. Another year or two in bottle will only help, but all things considered, this is a relatively open Riserva for the vintage.