Daenna Van Mulligen looks at the 2018 vintage and select wines from 2015, 2016, 2017.
Why are wines inherently more valuable when they don't go with any food but steak?
The Gran Selezione wines are, above all, supposed to represent the height of quality within each estate.
Acids are high, with drying tannins to match. Recommended (88).
This is a $700 value, perhaps more, with a starting bid of a mere $250.
A wine so rich, and so expressive of the essence of the region I told John Matta it should be called “Eaux de Tuscany” (the French not withstanding). Deep, dark purpose, almost opaque, with a nose of smoke and truffles. Highly concentrated flavors of ripe blackberries with soft tannins. Absolutely luscious and the star of the trip as far as everyone was concerned. Certainly the finest expression of a great Chianti I have ever tasted. Drink with pasta with meat ragù or grilled T-bone. Very highly recommended. GT