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2010 Castelli del Grevepesa Chianti Classico "Panzano" Gran Selezione

SKU #1205062 96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is so dense and beautiful and has such amazing depth of fruit and power. Full body with massive intensity and length. Chewy but polished and balanced. This is just a baby still: Try in 2018. Inner quote mark (10/2014)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This opens with earthy aromas of tilled soil, leather, game, dark berry and graphite. The firm palate offers up juicy blackberry, dried black cherry, notes of grilled porcini, peppercorn, thyme and tobacco alongside velvety tannins. It closes on a licorice note. Hold for complexity. Drink 2016–2022. (KO) Inner quote mark (7/2015)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Enticing aromas of violet and black currant are complemented by cherry, leather and spice flavors. The tannins are a bit gruff, but there is ample sweet fruit. Needs food. Drink now through 2020. (Web Only—2015) Inner quote mark

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By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/29/2015 | Send Email
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With the newly minted 'Gran Selezione' designation now in place in Chianti, the famous black Tuscan rooster on the neck has started power-lifting and is in excellent strutting form, as demonstrated by this rich, muscular, well-wrought Chianti Classico from Panzano. Not just sinew and brawn though, this wine delivers an arresting, perfumed nose and solid scaffold of plum, blackcurrant and cherry fruit and spice to complement the structured, dusty tannins that characterize the long finish. With fine depth and complexity, this brazen Tuscan beauty will evolve for ten years or more.

By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/16/2015 | Send Email
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This is one of the best of the “new” Gran Selezione Chianti Classico selections I’ve had. The wine exhibits lots of power, depth and character but still seems to be Chianti. I love Panzano, it gives a little more richness and the flavors are more saturated, and in this case darker, more plum than cherry but still focused bright, not fat or muddled. The wine has a powerful structure, but not harsh just powerful and a layer of richness that goes on and on. This is a really great wine, that has excellent aging potential and portends a great future for this new appellation.
Drink from 2015 to 2025

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