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2011 Lanciola Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

2011 Lanciola Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
Tuscany, Italy

95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Colorino, Canaiolo. 

This is a selection of the very best fruit that Lanciola can source from its 5 hectare Le Masse vineyard in Greves. Aged in French oak for 24 months before an additional 6 months in bottle before release, this is a powerful and mature Sangiovese, showing off ripe, dark fruit, lots of earthy, spicy and tobacco notes, and a full bodied mouthfeel with tannins softened by the decade of aging. 

94 points, Gilbert & Gaillard. "Fairly mature colour. The nose is also mature and intermixes jammy fruits with a vegetal touch, notes of undergrowth, spice and venison. Good grip on the palate which is powerful, warm and full-bodied yet tense. Wild yet strict. A beautiful wine."

93 points, James Suckling. "Aromas of very ripe fruit with raisin, spice and dried fruits. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Dense mouthfeel. Delicious fruit. Drink now."

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$80.00
/ 750mL
SKU: 23246907
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Sangiovese
Appellation
Tuscany