Mazzei Castello Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2019

Mazzei Castello Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2019

97 POINTS: Jamie Goode
94 POINTS: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 POINTS: James Suckling
92 POINTS: Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

"Finely aromatic with cherries, cedar, plums, spice and dried herbs. The palate is relatively pale in colour, wonderfully structured, and shows a combination of sweet red berry fruits with some fine spices. It has power and elegance, with real beauty. Sensational stuff, superbly balanced and yet also immense, despite the palate colour."

"The Mazzei Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Fonterutoli offers an extra layer of intensity that is delivered over a medium-rich concentration. With fruit sourced from one of the Mazzei family's historic vineyards, this distinctive wine stands apart in the portfolio thanks to its bright cherry and berry aromas as well as the subtle spice, tar and smoke that fill in the back so seamlessly. This wine should easily hold until the 20-year mark."
 – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (previous vintage review)

"The 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is a bit tight and austere in this vintage. Then again that is the site. Crushed rocks, mint, white flowers and red-toned fruit open over time, but only with great reluctance. This is an intriguing wine, to be sure, but it is not especially forthcoming today. Patience is of the essence, as this taut Gran Selezione is going to need at least a few years to unwind."
 – Antonio Galloni

"Sweet berries on the nose with citrus and cedar undertones . Hints of dried flowers, too. Full-bodied with a tight palate and polished tannins. The wine shows plenty of fruit, cream and cedar undertones. Chewy yet friendly finish. Drink or hold"
 – James Suckling

ABV: 14%

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