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Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2013 Wine Review

Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2013

Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2013

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 16

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2014-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Castello di Gabbiano

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Racy and ripe with lots of juicy mouth-watering action on the palate for pasta in tomato sauce or pizza. Aromas of tart dark berries and smoke. Decant 1 hour. Great value.

Chianti Classico food pairings: pizza, sausages, lasagna.

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This Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2013 was reviewed on January 31, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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  • 479337
  • $15.65 
  • 1,134 bottles
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Reviews and Ratings

Trevor Sabourin - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Fairly complex nose of dark cherry, cassis, fig, sage, tobacco, violet, cedar, and olive. The flavours show the same pleasing balance of fruit and savoury notes. This wine has a medium-full body, with medium-high acidity and tannins to match. Very elegant. Dark fruit and tobacco linger on the finish. Excellent value. Tasted blind, Feb. 2016.
Jane LeFresne rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Pizza wine! This is a great valued Chianti Classico that is very easy to drink, with approachable tannins. Lots of ripe cherry and baking spices on the nose. With bursts of sour cherry and herbs coming through on the finish.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A very impressive value-priced Chianti Classico. Deep and concentrated, with great black fruit, rose, tar, anise and bell pepper on the nose and palate. I recently tasted this wine blind with four other Chianti Classico wines and this was at the top of my, and the other Sommeliers I tasted with, list. Tasted February 2016. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Marian rated this wine as 89/100
Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2011 is a good valued wine for under $20. Medium to full bodied red wine that has nice dark cherry, spice and slight smokiness. (89/100)
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Cherries, oak, dried tarragon, and a hint of ground cloves on the nose, with a mouthful of cherries and decent acidity. Great with pasta or barbecued burgers. Tasted January 2016.
Bill Wright Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Tons of oak on the nose. Tart red cherries. Medium full body. Good pasta wine. Tasted Jan 31/16.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Light and bright, aromas of bright cherry and a bit of a smoky note. Nice acidity on the palate, cherry and some spice come through with some nice tannin. Perfect with a variety of classic Italian flavours, but nice with a nice bolognese.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Aromas of violets, baking spices, and vanilla. Some of the floral aspect comes through in the taste as well as bright berry notes, especially raspberry and strawberry. Grippy tannins that will stand a little ageing or decanting. A perfect wine for tomato based dishes.
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Medium ruby, the nose shows red berry, cherry and dried herb and some light spice notes. Medium light bodied with cherry, berry, spice and dried herb on the palate, Nicely balanced with dusty tannins and juicy acidity.
Tasted January 2016
Tasted blind February 2016 at Gabbiano winemakers lunch with consistent notes and score
Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Smoke, leather and fresh ripe cherries on the nose. Lip smacking acidity with matching dry tannins and lots of fruit make this a well balanced Chianti. Medium to long finish. This is a good value wine that would pair with pasta, pizza or herb crusted lamb.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A mild fruity nose with ripe cherries and plums and hint of baking spices. A medium-bodied palate gives ripe plums, cherries, vanilla, herbal touches and oak. Well-balanced with medium tannins and good acidity making this very food-friendly. Long plummy finish.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

The 2013 Gabbiano Chianti Classico shows moderate aromas from cherry, raspberry, ripe plum and sweet smoke. Its is light bodied with a grippy mouthfeel (young tannins) and medium-long tart cherry finish. The predominant flavours include tart cherry, cranberry and earthy minerality. Pair with stews and braised beef. Tasted Jan 2016.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

This is a ruby red Chianti Classico declared at 13% ABV. Full bodied, medium plus tannins, well-balanced old-world style. Long finish with persistence of cherry, savoury herbs and minerality. Tasted Jan 2016.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 80/100 with the following review:

A light red strong on the leather…
Presentation: Classic but with a caricatured knight in a crest, which gives it a twist
Appearance: Light ruby
Nose: Leather, anise
Taste: Leather.
Finish: Leather lingers.
Overall impression: It seems watered down. It’s a little underwhelming for a Chianti Classico. Pair with Italian food that is not too strong.
Value: 3 out of 5
Terry Jeans - Certified S reviewed this wine as follows:

A well-balance wine from the Chianti Classico region just outside of Florence. Made entirely with the Sangiovese grape, that is notoriously difficult to grow but food friendly and flexible. There are typical notes of ripe cherries, spice and savoury herbs with medium acidity, ripe tannins, medium finish. Excellent value and should be a staple with Italian fare.
Adam Sommelier reviewed this wine as follows:

Although it wasn't my favourite wine in the flight it was true to Tuscany! Acidity that Attacks and keeps the mouth watering with vibrant acid, ripe tannins, however I found it lacked fruit on the nose and through the mid palate, which will probably turn around with a good 20 minutes to wake up. Like all Chianti's people it requires food to truly enjoy

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