Antinori 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, Badia a Passignano


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The most prestigious designation in Chianti Classico is Gran Selezione. This wine is a single vineyard Chianti Classico Riserva that Antinori produces from the vineyard of the same name on their estate property. It’s a unique wine with a distinct terroir that shows through vintage after vintage and they have been producing it for many years. It was aged 12 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels. This is the only wine in the Antinori portfolio that bears the Gran Selezione designation. It’s also the only wine they make that is 100% Sangiovese. Wine Spectator scored it 94 points saying “A lush, round version, featuring milk chocolate hints and cherry, plum, almond and earth flavors. Dense, with dusty tannins. The vibrant acidity keeps all the elements defined on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2037.”The Wine Advocate scored it 94 points saying “Badia a Passignano is one of the last vineyards to mature and one of the first to start, so it always has a very long gr…


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