Saturday, September 2, 2017
Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Riserva
2011 Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Riserva....$26.99
Lowest price online is $29.99
The 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva is made of the same blend of grapes as the Brolio (80% Sangiovese with 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) except it sees 16 months of barrique and tonneaux instead of nine months for the base Chianti Classico. Barone Ricasoli is one of those estates that can work a hot vintage, and this wine is a case in point. The style is extracted and opulent, but the wine never feels heavy or jammy. Instead, you get pressed rose, dried spice, blue flower and balsam herb.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate