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Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

With this harvest, it was finally possible for the Sangiovese to express its maximum potential. Of an intense ruby colour with garnet tinges, it has a good aromatic complex bouquet. Chocolate/coffee and spices palate, it possesses an elegant tannin content and a lingering finish. Sangiovese with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Barone Ricasoli:
For ten consecutive centuries, the property and the superior management of Brolio had always been maintained by the Ricasoli family, except for a brief period at the beginning of the seventies until 1993, in which the business was managed by outside companies. In 1993, Francesco Ricasoli took over control of his family's business and embarked on his project of the complete renovation of ... Read more
For ten consecutive centuries, the property and the superior management of Brolio had always been maintained by the Ricasoli family, except for a brief period at the beginning of the seventies until 1993, in which the business was managed by outside companies. In 1993, Francesco Ricasoli took over control of his family's business and embarked on his project of the complete renovation of the entire estate. Large investments were made to restore the land and its original grape varieties (that have been in the estate for centuries) as well as for the winemaking facilities and cellars. The 500 acres of vineyards, all of which are located around the castle, have been completely replanted with two objectives: to reconstruct the personality of each vineyard according to ancient traditions and pursue the continuous role of producing excellent wine, which began in the 19th century, while incorporating a modern element. Today, the company is comprised of more than 2,400 acres, northeast of Siena, one of the older more southern parts of the Chianti Classico region. Fifty acres of which are olive groves as well as a section of forest where chestnut wood is grown and used in the vineyards throughout the estate. Read less

Member Reviews for Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio

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Snooth User: veeownyeah
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3.50 5
01/01/2010

Hint of dark cherry and earth on the nose. Moderate mouth feel. Dark coffee and chocolate fruit, finishes smoothly. Terrific with a simple calabrese bread and butter and lightly sauced linguine meal.


Snooth User: viovese
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0.00 5
11/12/2009

This wine lives up to its description, elegant and velvety. One of the best Classico Chianti's We have had. Perfect for that Special small gathering or intimate dinner for two.


Snooth User: bellmeister
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2.00 5
09/25/2009

Two glasses


External Reviews for Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/16/2011

Born at the heart of the dreamiest of Tuscan landscapes, Castello di Brolio is a monumental Chianti Classico with rich notes of berry fruit, leather, exotic spice and blackberry. The wine is incredibly smooth and polished in the mouth with enduring b... Wine Enthusiast. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio 1500ml


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/22/2011

Ranked #5 in Wine Spectator’s 2009 Top 100 list. 96 Points! "Shows amazing aromas of blackberry, with hints of vanilla and flowers, along with black licorice and crushed berries. Full-bodied, with wonderfully caressing, ultrafine tannins. Very balanced and long. Best after 2011."


External Review
Source: Bowery And Vine
08/05/2010

Intense ruby red color with garnet. The nose has good aromatic complexity . Chocolate, coffee and spices in the mouth prevails elegant tannins and long persistence on the palate.


External Review
04/12/2011

# 5 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines Of The Year!96 pts - Wine Spectator Shows amazing aromas of blackberry, with hints of vanilla and flowers, along with black licorice and crushed berries. Fu



With this harvest, it was finally possible for the Sangiovese to express its maximum potential. Of an intense ruby colour with garnet tinges, it has a good aromatic complex bouquet. Chocolate/coffee and spices palate, it possesses an elegant tannin content and a lingering finish. Sangiovese with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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