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Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico 2011

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91 points James Suckling: A wine with lots of mineral, limestone and dried cherry aromas. Full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now. (10/29/15) 90 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2015 (#46),' Wine Spectator: Firm and taut, with a core of cherry and berry flavors, accented by underbrush, tobacco and iron notes. Balanced in a lean way, with a lingering aftertaste of earth and mineral. Best from 2016 through 2025. Smart Buys. (2/28/15)

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Castello D'Albola:
The Castello d’Abola estate is located in Radda in Chianti, where vine cultivation dates from the Etruscan period. The oldest buildings on the estate date from the 12th century, when the property was owned by the noble Magnate of Monterinaldi. It was subsequently owned by families who shaped Tuscan history: the Acciaiuoli, the Samminiati, the Pazzi and the Princes of Ginori Conti. The ... Read more
The Castello d’Abola estate is located in Radda in Chianti, where vine cultivation dates from the Etruscan period. The oldest buildings on the estate date from the 12th century, when the property was owned by the noble Magnate of Monterinaldi. It was subsequently owned by families who shaped Tuscan history: the Acciaiuoli, the Samminiati, the Pazzi and the Princes of Ginori Conti. The Zonin family acquired the property in the 1970s. The unparalleled surrounding countryside abounds in history and culture that date back Read less

External Reviews for Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
08/09/2016

The wine offers a brilliant ruby red color. As time passes, the hue is enriched with garnet tones that, as the years go by, lighten further toward orange with an ochre tint typical of Tuscan wines. The aroma is satisfyingly intense, fine and elegant, with light scents of ripe fruits and violets. As it evolves, the wine develops an appealing bouquet that is full and complex. It possesses a pleasant fullness and an outstanding balance of body and structure. Somewhat austere in its youth, the wine softens with age, becoming velvety and developing prolonged and appealing aromatic persistence.



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91 points James Suckling: A wine with lots of mineral, limestone and dried cherry aromas. Full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now. (10/29/15) 90 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2015 (#46),' Wine Spectator: Firm and taut, with a core of cherry and berry flavors, accented by underbrush, tobacco and iron notes. Balanced in a lean way, with a lingering aftertaste of earth and mineral. Best from 2016 through 2025. Smart Buys. (2/28/15)

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