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Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo 2012

Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo 2012


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This riserva has a luminous ruby red color. Appealing aromas of dark cherries, plums, sweet spice, violets, vanilla and hints of dark chocolate and menthol emerge on the nose. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied but smooth with an almost creamy mouthfeel. Tannins are well integrated with the alcohol, and lead to a subtly sweet, silky finish. Food Pairing: Pair this wine with Korean short ribs, ragù sauces, gnocchi with roasted rabbit, and beef negimaki.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Castello di Bossi
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo is a beautiful and complete expression of 100% Sangiovese with great textural richness and a big sense of power at the back. The wine starts off in a slow and rather understated manner, but it finds its momentum quickly and becomes very generous along the way. This Riserva needs to flesh out further. Give it a few more years of bottle aging.

Monica Larner, January 2017
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastAromas of chopped mint, underbrush, spiced berry, toast and a whiff of iris take shape on this savory, approachable wine. Made entirely with Sangiovese, the ripe round palate offers dried cherry, raspberry, truffle and licorice framed in supple tannins. It finishes on a savory, almost salty note. Drink through 2020.

Kerin O'Keefe, March 1, 2017
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorDense, evoking cherry, plum, leather, tobacco and earth flavors, backed by a line of firm tannins. Balanced in a lean, wiry manner, showing fine potential. Drink now through 2023. 5,000 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, March 31, 2017