Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello Di Brolio Gran Selezione 2020
|Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
One of the estate's most important and successful bottles, the Barone Ricasoli 2020 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Brolio is plump and rich with warm-vintage layers of blackberry, juicy cherry, spice and soft earth. It ages in tonneaux for 22 months, of which only 30% is new oak, yet that is more than enough to impart savory tones, soft tannins and rich textural support to this full-bodied Sangiovese. Production is 33,000 bottles.
This vivid red delivers telltale Sangiovese notes of iron, sanguine and tobacco that seep into a core of cherry and raspberry. Turns sleeker and more focused on the finish, where the fruit, mineral and savory elements converge. Best from 2025 through 2042. 2,750 cases made, 400 cases imported.
The 2020 Chianti Classico Selezione Castello di Brolio offers plenty of upfront appeal before tapering off a bit on the mid palate and finish. Sweet red cherry fruit, spice, cedar, anise and tobacco lend notable aromatic presence to this relatively easygoing, open-knit Gran Selezione.