2008 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio
Sangiovese - 750ML
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  • JS 94
  • WS 92
  • W&S 92
  • WA 92
  • IWC 91
  • VN 91

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JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, August 2011
Wow. What a nose to this wine. Amazing aromas of blackberries, licorice and blueberries, with hints of flowers. Vivid and complex. What a wine! Give it two to three years of bottle age.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2011
A modern style, yet beautiful in its execution. Black cherry and blackberry flavors are pure and tinged with violet, toast and oak spice notes. A beam of acidity keeps this fresh, lingering with a spice, berry and mineral... A modern style, yet beautiful in its execution. Black cherry and blackberry flavors are pure and tinged with violet, toast and oak spice notes. A beam of acidity keeps this fresh, lingering with a spice, berry and mineral aftertaste. Best from 2012 through 2020. – BS
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, April 2012
Francesco Ricasoli has focused attention on this top wine of his family’s estate, raising its stature while removing the riserva designation from its name. It’s a cellarworthy 2008, with lush and delicious black cherry... Francesco Ricasoli has focused attention on this top wine of his family’s estate, raising its stature while removing the riserva designation from its name. It’s a cellarworthy 2008, with lush and delicious black cherry flavors in the middle, and meaty, black peppercorn-scented tannins giving the wine shape and density in the end. Balanced and sophisticated, this should age with grace.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
The 2008 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio (500 ml) opens to a luminous golden color with light amber highlights. The bouquet delivers tones of candied orange peel, honey-roasted almond and pressed rose... The 2008 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio (500 ml) opens to a luminous golden color with light amber highlights. The bouquet delivers tones of candied orange peel, honey-roasted almond and pressed rose. There is caramel and butterscotch as well. Compared to past vintages, this Vin Santo del Chianti Classico shows more depth and a more elaborate style. - Monica Larner
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Deep ruby. Vanilla and red cherry aromas are complicated by smoky nuances on the perfumed nose; this struck me as being more marked by sangiovese than some recent vintages. Bright, superripe flavors of red cherry and milk... Deep ruby. Vanilla and red cherry aromas are complicated by smoky nuances on the perfumed nose; this struck me as being more marked by sangiovese than some recent vintages. Bright, superripe flavors of red cherry and milk chocolate are joined on the back end by intriguing floral and forest floor nuances. Finishes smooth and persistent. This is excellent.
VN 91
Vinous - Vinous, July 2012
Deep ruby. Vanilla and red cherry aromas are complicated by smoky nuances on the perfumed nose; this struck me as being more marked by sangiovese than some recent vintages. Bright, superripe flavors of red cherry and milk... Deep ruby. Vanilla and red cherry aromas are complicated by smoky nuances on the perfumed nose; this struck me as being more marked by sangiovese than some recent vintages. Bright, superripe flavors of red cherry and milk chocolate are joined on the back end by intriguing floral and forest floor nuances. Finishes smooth and persistent. This is excellent. -Ian D’Agata
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Vintage 2008
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork