2015 Carus Gaudio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

SKU #1430036 92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A dense and layered red with lots of chocolate, berry and wood character. Full and chewy. Yet, the tannins are not harsh or overdone. Inner quote mark (9/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The Carus Vini 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Gaudio is a dark and brooding wine with a wide range of aromas that go from dark fruit and cherry liqueur to tarry smoke, road asphalt and potting soil. The wine shows a heavy center of gravity with lots of freshness and a medium-rich style that could pair nicely with with slices of steak marinated in fajita sauce. (ML) Inner quote mark (8/2021)

K&L Notes

Producer notes from Monica Larner for Wine Advocate: "Guido Carissimo founded Carus Vini in the 1980s and farms 13.5 hectares of vines, of which 8.5 hectares are registered in the Chianti Classico appellation. A good portion of the vineyards are planted to international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Starting with the 2018 vintage, the estate is certified organic." (03/2021)

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By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/24/2020 | Send Email
While the Carus "Baldero" Chianti Classico is aged mostly in stainless steel, the "Gaudio" is produced from their finest grapes and finished in French oak barrels. The addition of 10 percent Cabernet adds heft, complexity and an dimension to this outstanding Chianti. Although it will round out a bit more with time in the cellar, it's certainly delicious now with aeration.

By: Jennifer Lee | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/25/2020 | Send Email
NOSE: Yes... dark, complex, layered, sweet and herbaceous. TASTE: elegant, oak-y, highly complex, smooth and well-structured. This Gaudio Gran Selezione is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot that is well concentrated in the middle and would be perfect with food. I highly enjoyed the complex flavors and would age beautifully for a couple years. Excellent deal at $30, get it while supplies last!

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/1/2020 | Send Email
This is a fantastic Chianti. It is full bodied and juicy but has the classic acidity that makes Chianti so delicious. It will go great with pasta, beef, or pizza.

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