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2015 Chianti Classico Badia a Passignano Marchesi Antinori Central Italy  Italy Still wine

2015 Chianti Classico Badia a Passignano

Marchesi Antinori

94Average Score
flagCentral Italy / Italy
Red

The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano is a pure expression of Sangiovese. Fruit is sourced from the San Donato area of the appellation that is not an official subzone yet but is increasingly emerging as such. This wine is distinguished by a beautiful level of openness and softness (on the Sangiovese spectrum, which means you also get a bright dose of acidity). That softness or lushness comes in part due to the warm vintage but also thanks to the winemaking approach that relies on larger barrels (from 300 to 500 liters) and Hungarian oak that tends to be more porous and thickly textured for increased passage of oxygen. The wine offers beautiful balance between its dark fruit and savory spice comments. This Chianti Classico Gran Selezione was not produced in 2014. Sep 2018, www.robertparker.com

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate    Score: 94/100

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