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Brancaia Chianti Classico 2015 Wine Review

Brancaia Chianti Classico 2015

Brancaia Chianti Classico 2015

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Brancaia

Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.

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This robust Sangiovese-based Italian red wine is smoky showing its roots in being matured n 16 months in oak barrels. There's a splash of Merlot in the blend. OTHER: The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva hits all the high notes expected of this historic denomination. The wine is brimming with cherry fruit and luscious darkness with spice, leather and unsweetened chocolate. The blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot, and the wine is aged in medium toast barrique (both new and neutral) for 16 months. Like the other successful interpretations from this classic vintage, this expression reveals an impressive sense of balance. If I had to make a 2013 Chianti Classico short list, this wine would be on it. Drink Date: 2017-2027. Score - 93 (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, Dec. 30, 2016). MINE: This Chianti Classico from Tuscany is a red wine blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot. Brancaia Riserva (2013) is lush with cherry fruit and spice. The wine was also aged in both new and old oak. OTHER: Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer fell in love with the abandoned Brancaia estate and, in 1981, purchased it. Since 1998, Barbara Widmer, oenologist and daughter of the founders, has been responsible for the winemaking. This wine is aged 12 months in stainless steel. OTHER: 100% Sangiovese. Just mid crimson. Fine spice and sweet red fruit on the nose. Surprisingly light on the palate, yet elegant and long. Distinguished. Drink 2017-2022. Score - 16.5 (out of 20) (Walter Speller, jancisrobinson.com, March 28, 2017). - Community Wine Reviews
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