2018 Barone Ricasoli Roncicone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Sangiovese - 750ML
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JS 97 WS 93 VN 91 WE 91
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, August 2021

Aromas of minerals, crushed stones and cherries. Pine needles, too. Floral. Full-to medium-bodied with a tight, linear palate and super fine tannins. Extremely deep. Fresh. Light saltiness. Give this three or four years...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, October 2021

Linear and compact, offering a core of cherry and strawberry singed by iron, tobacco and oak spice flavors. There's intensity to this, combined with a firm structure and balanced in a tightly wound package, showing...
VN 91

Vinous, September 2021

The 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Roncicone emerges from a parcel on marine soils that naturally yield a bright, taut expression of Sangiovese. Sweet red berry fruit, flowers, chalk, mint and blood orange bring out...
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, May 2022

Aromas of mature dark-skinned fruit, mocha and toasted oak emerge from the glass. The ripe palate offers baked plum, licorice and roasted coffee bean alongside close-grained tannins. Drink 2023–2030. KERIN O’KEEFE


Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Appellation Classico
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Introducing the remarkable 2018 Barone Ricasoli Roncicone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, a captivating red wine hailing from the prestigious region of Tuscany, Italy. Crafted with the utmost care and expertise by the esteemed producer Barone Ricasoli, this wine showcases the Sangiovese varietal in all its splendor.

In the glass, this wine presents a deep, alluring red color that captures the essence of its rich character. The nose is greeted with an enchanting bouquet of minerals, crushed stones, and cherries, accompanied by delicate hints of pine needles. As the aromas unfold, a floral elegance emerges, adding an extra layer of complexity.

On the palate, the 2018 Barone Ricasoli Roncicone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione reveals its true brilliance. Full-to-medium-bodied, it offers a tight and linear palate that is flawlessly balanced. The super fine tannins add a velvety texture, while the wine's depth and freshness captivate the senses. A touch of light saltiness adds intrigue, further enhancing the overall experience.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling was captivated by this wine, awarding it an impressive score of 97 points. Suckling describes the wine as extremely deep and fresh, with a tight, linear palate that will benefit from three to four years of cellaring to fully open.

Another respected voice in the wine industry, Vinous, awarded this Chianti Classico Gran Selezione a score of 91 points. They highlight the wine's bright and taut expression of Sangiovese, with sweet red berry fruit, flowers, chalk, mint, and blood orange notes. The Vinous review mentions that this wine is part of a range of very pretty wines from Brolio.

Wine Spectator also recognized the excellence of this wine, bestowing upon it a score of 93 points. They describe it as linear and compact, with a core of cherry and strawberry flavors that are complemented by undertones of iron, tobacco, and oak spice. The firm structure, balanced profile, and excellent length make this wine a true standout.

Wine Enthusiast rounds out the accolades with a score of 91 points. They note the enticing aromas of mature dark-skinned fruit, mocha, and toasted oak that emerge from the glass. On the palate, flavors of baked plum, licorice, and roasted coffee bean intertwine with close-grained tannins, creating a harmonious and elegant experience.

With an alcohol percentage of 14.0%, this red wine is the epitome of refinement and sophistication. The 2018 Barone Ricasoli Roncicone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is a wine that demands attention and promises to evolve beautifully with age. Savor it now or allow it to mature in your cellar for years to come.