2017 Castello di Ama 'San Lorenzo', Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG, Italy (750ml)

2017 Castello di Ama 'San Lorenzo', Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG, Italy (750ml)

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Dark ruby red with crimson hues, this wine offers fruity aromas of forest berries, plum and jam, with spicy hints of cinnamon and cloves as well as tertiary notes of tobacco, leather and tanned hide. On the palate, it shows velvety tannins with a rich, rounded flavor and lingering finish.


Cherries, dried flowers and slate on the nose with some fresh mushrooms. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy, chewy finish. Lots of structure and freshness to this. Extremely serious as always. Tight and focused. Try after 2024.

- James Suckling, 96 pts. 

Underbrush, ripe black-skinned fruit, new leather and violet mingle with a whiff of exotic spice on this fragrant, elegantly structured red. The medium-bodied palate delivers ripe black cherry, cassis and star anise framed in polished, enveloping tannins. It shows the firm's hallmark of finesse and impeccable balance, not easy to achieve in this scorching vintage.

- Wine Enthusiast, 95 pts. 

Oenologist Marco Pallanti chose not to make Castello di Ama's single vineyard Bellavista and La Casuccia bottlings in 2017 as he felt the excessively hot conditions gave slightly aggressive tannins. Instead, he focused on making the best possible selection from all vineyards to go into the San Lorenzo Gran Selezione. It opens with lots of dusty cherry, dry earth and sweet thyme. Well-stacked with round fruit, the palate is lifted by pressed violet nuances. Assertive but polished tannins give definition, the wood is understated and acidity bright and integrated. Besides deft balance, San Lorenzo demonstrates admirable elegance and is a great success in this challenging vintage.

- Decanter, 94 pts. 

Type: Wine
Tags: 2017, 750ml, 94+, Chianti, Chianti Blend, Chianti Classico, GMC, Italy, Rated, Rated_94+, Red, Tuscany, Wine, Year_2017,

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