2016 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Coltassala
Sangiovese - 750ML
2016 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Coltassala
  • JS 96
  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • VN 93
  • WE 91

Reg: $76.94

$69.94

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Reg: $76.94

$69.94

This product is
out of stock

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JS 96
jamessuckling.com, April 2019
A more restrained Coltassala and, as far as we’re concerned, all the better for it. What a nose, from the very beginning here, with crushed violets, pressed lavender, bilberries, fresh sage and basil, licorice and crushed...   A more restrained Coltassala and, as far as we’re concerned, all the better for it. What a nose, from the very beginning here, with crushed violets, pressed lavender, bilberries, fresh sage and basil, licorice and crushed stones. Medium body, bright and very energetic acidity and layers of finely wrought tannins. All about the vibrant fruit and driven acidity. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold.  
WS 95
Wine Spectator, November 2019
Piercing aromas of black currant, blackberry, violet and stone are augmented by earth, tobacco and underbrush flavors. A powerful red, with a muscular structure and a long finish. All the elements are there, but this...   Piercing aromas of black currant, blackberry, violet and stone are augmented by earth, tobacco and underbrush flavors. A powerful red, with a muscular structure and a long finish. All the elements are there, but this needs time. Sangiovese and Mammolo. Best from 2023 through 2040. — B.S.  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2019
The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Coltassala (made from a blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Mammolo) is a beautifully primed and enriched red wine that offers all the basics—and does so in impeccable style. The...   The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Coltassala (made from a blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Mammolo) is a beautifully primed and enriched red wine that offers all the basics—and does so in impeccable style. The bouquet shows black fruit, spice and tilled earth. All the aromas are on the dark and savory side, however the wine remains, fresh, tight and buoyant and very linear. It makes you want to try out a local tripe recipe: trippa alla Fiorentina or even the slow-cooked lampredotto alla Fiorentina. Some 12,000 bottles were made. - ML  
VN 93
Vinous, August 2019
The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Coltassala is classy and refined from start to finish. Sweet red cherry, mint, chalk, flowers and blood orange add a very appealing upper register. New oak gives the Coltassala a...   The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Coltassala is classy and refined from start to finish. Sweet red cherry, mint, chalk, flowers and blood orange add a very appealing upper register. New oak gives the Coltassala a modern touch, without completely overpowering the wine. -- Antonio Galloni  
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, April 2020
French oak, grilled herb, coconut and spiced plum aromas lead the nose. The firm, youthfully austere palate offers prune, coconut, star anise and roasted coffee bean framed in tightly wound fine-grained tannins. Drink...   French oak, grilled herb, coconut and spiced plum aromas lead the nose. The firm, youthfully austere palate offers prune, coconut, star anise and roasted coffee bean framed in tightly wound fine-grained tannins. Drink 2024–2036. - KERIN O’KEEFE  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML