2019 Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Sangiovese - 750ML
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JS 96

jamessuckling.com, June 2022

A polished and reserved Castello with cherry, orange-peel and chocolate aromas and flavors. Tight and round-tannined, in a very subtle and curated way. The precision in this wine is impressive. Needs time to open. Try...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2023

The Barone Ricasoli 2019 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Brolio represent a new chapter in the history of this popular wine. The wine is 100% Sangiovese selected from various parcels. There has been a shift to...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, September 2022

Polished and balanced, this red offers cherry, plum, floral, iron and tobacco flavors, with a kiss of vanilla. Focused, exhibiting a dense line of tannins, yet this is balanced and complex. Youthful, so be patient. Best...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Appellation Classico
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2019 Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, a captivating red wine that hails from the prestigious Tuscany region of Italy. Crafted with utmost care and precision by the esteemed producer, Barone Ricasoli, this wine exemplifies the essence of Sangiovese, a varietal renowned for its elegance and complexity.

In the glass, this Chianti Classico Gran Selezione displays a stunning ruby-red hue that catches the light with a mesmerizing brilliance. Its alluring aromas immediately captivate the senses, offering a delightful bouquet of cherry, plum, and floral notes. Undertones of iron and tobacco add a touch of intrigue, while a kiss of vanilla provides a subtle hint of sweetness.

On the palate, this wine showcases impeccable balance and polish. The flavors of cherry and orange peel intertwine harmoniously, creating a symphony of taste that is both vibrant and refined. The round tannins lend a velvety texture, caressing the palate with finesse. This Castello di Brolio reveals its true character gradually, requiring patience to fully appreciate its potential. Aged to perfection, it is recommended to indulge in this masterpiece from 2025 onwards.

Accolades have been showered upon this remarkable wine, and it comes as no surprise. Wine Spectator awards it an impressive score of 95, praising its focused nature, dense line of tannins, and balanced complexity. James Suckling bestows upon it a remarkable score of 96, highlighting its precision and curated elegance. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, in their glowing review, commends the wine's streamlined and elegant profile, with its superb freshness and crisp, tart character shining through.

With a modest production of 1,800 cases, this Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is a true gem that deserves a place in every wine enthusiast's collection. Uncorking a bottle of the 2019 Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio is an invitation to embark on a sensory journey through the enchanting landscapes of Tuscany, where tradition and innovation harmoniously converge to create wines of unparalleled beauty.