HDH Wine

2015 Chianti Classico, Gran Selezione, San Lorenzo, Castello di Ama

Tuscany

PRICE:
$59.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
18 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo represents a blend of some of the estate's best Sangiovese from vines that are 20 years old and more. You do feel that extra density, intensity and complexity within the very fiber of this beautiful wine. The effect is deep and layered. Castello di Ama is characterized by limestone clay soils mixed with both galestro and alberese marl stones. There is about 60 centimeters of topsoil and compacted clay below that." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #239
(WA, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2019-2035


"What first strikes you about the nose is that it offers one of the purest fruit expressions of all the 2015 Gran Seleziones. Blackcurrants, orange and lemon rind, brambleberries, heather, sage, thyme and blackberry leaves are all a feature. The tannins are steely, and the flavors are so savory. The fruit is carried through to the long, chewy finish by the highly refreshing acidity. Drink in 2020." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 09/11/2018)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2020


"A bold, racy wine, the 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo captures all the exuberance of the year while retaining a good bit of structure. Like all the Ama wines, the San Lorenzo packs a serious punch in its dark flavors and intense, muscular feel. The San Lorenzo is essentially a second selection of lots from the dual flagship Gran Seleziones La Casuccia and Bellavista. Lavender, spice and menthol add the closing shades of nuance. The blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot and Malvasia Nera. More importantly, the San Lorenzo is another very serious wine in this range." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/01/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2020-2030


"An elegant version, saturated with black cherry, blackberry, graphite and tar flavors, this red delivers a solid backbone of tannins and bright acidity. Finishes on the tannic side. Best from 2021 through 2029. 850 cases imported." Wine Spectator
(WS, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2021-2029


"Relatively dark crimson. Intensely aromatic and ripe. Sweet start – much sweeter than most – and more open than this producer's Vigneto Bellavista Gran Selezione 2015. Easy to like but a little more polished and less obviously Chianti Classico than some. Dries a bit on the end." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/01/2018)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2018-2028


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