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Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2011

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"With simple and clean lines, the 2011 Chianti Classico is redolent of bright cherry, blackberry and dried cassis. There's a ripe element to the bouquet that comes thanks to the vintage heat and the thicker soils of the Castelnuovo Berardenga growing area in the southern part of the Chianti Classico appellation. The finish is soft and luscious with a slightly chewy quality to the tannins." *-Wine Advocate*

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Editorial Reviews for Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,997
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/05/2012

This offers up rather intense notes of wild cherry, iris, iron, mint, sweet bay leaf, tobacco and gum all over subtle savory wood tones. This shows a rather developed edge on entry with some nice leafy elements and a softness to the tannins. There are plenty of unresolved tannins here and nice spiky acids, making this tense and bright on a palate. Delivers fine strawberry, wild cherry, leather and soft dried herb flavors over a subtle layer of creamy wood. The finish is firmer and darker with ashy notes and a lovely edge of nuttiness. Good length and dark fruit mark the finish as does a tiny bit of heat. 90pts


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Snooth User: EMark
8478047,028
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 02/18/2015

Various red fruit aromas along with some geranium hints. On the tongue there is a lot of that red fruit—red raspberry, a touch of cherry. Not as much acid as I would normally expect from a Chianti. Very tame on the tannin. Suggestion of mint on the aftertaste. A reasonably priced everyday drinker.


Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,445
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/06/2012

Very fruity. Smooth, light tannins, and a little chalky texture


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
1.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/05/2012

A bit too concentrated for my liking. A bit too fruit-bomby, some would say "modern." Would have liked more structure of earth and acidity.


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/27/2012

Sweeter than some other Chiantis, this very juicy and a bit soft.


Snooth User: rufus1841
541967145
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/28/2012

Oak, cherry and vanilla. Soft but acidity makes it not smooth. Reminds me of curing herbs or even (and kind of gross) the silage shed of my uncle's dairy farm. Very nice complex aroma and taste.


Snooth User: annecara
937071556
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/23/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549180,598
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/19/2010

This bottle simply requires patience. Upon opening, I could understand some of the tasting notes written before mine. The nose was a frontal assault of fruit and the palate followed with an odd citrus note that threw off my red wine sensors.. but with an hour of air in bottle, this really started to show some classic chianti classico features. The color of this wine was a deep ruby red that turned a burnt orange at the rim. The nose is very traditional as you are hit with sour cherry, barnyard, saddle leather and black pepper. On the palate I found an initial burst of red fruit with a hint of orange peel, which turned sweet and full on the mid palate. The finish showed roasted chestnut and cigar box. I can't help but call this wine classic, traditional... Italian. This IS Chianti Classico.


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External Reviews for Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 06/28/2014

Black currant, herb and cedar notes lead off, while cherry and tobacco reveal more typical Chianti flavors. The dusty tannins hold court on the finish. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 06/28/2014

The 2010 Chianti Classico is an elegantly crafted wine with impeccably balanced tones of red cherry, spice, mild coffee and leather that play off each other in an expertly choreographed dance. It’s a young, firm wine that shows great energy. Anticipated maturity: 2014–2022.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

The 2007 Chianti Classico is a gorgeous wine graced with silky tannins, intensely perfumed fruit and an understated, elegant finish. Leather, spices, dried herbs and tobacco add complexity to the fruit, but it is the wine s impeccable sense of harmony that is most impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 07/26/2011

This is a superb set of wines from Castello di Bossi and proprietor Marco Bacci. The estate is located in Castelnuovo Berardenga, the warmest and most southerly of the Chianti Classico villages, and the wines are loaded with Castelnuovo character.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 07/06/2011

The 2006 Chianti Classico (100% Sangiovese) is truly beautiful as it opens up in the glass, revealing tons of fruit in the powerful, ripe style that is typical of Castelnuovo. The wine possesses tons of stuffing and richness yet maintains notable clarity. Not only is this Chianti Classico a superb value, it can also challenge wines costing twice as much. Needless to say, it is highly recommended. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016. This is a superb set of wines from Castello di Bossi and proprietor Marco Bacci. The estate is located in Castelnuovo Berardenga, the warmest and most southerly of the Chianti Classico villages, and the wines are loaded with Castelnuovo character.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 09/23/2011

"This juicy Chianti Classico offers sweet flavors of wild berries


External Review
Vintage: 2005 08/29/2010

A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2005 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 375ml



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"With simple and clean lines, the 2011 Chianti Classico is redolent of bright cherry, blackberry and dried cassis. There's a ripe element to the bouquet that comes thanks to the vintage heat and the thicker soils of the Castelnuovo Berardenga growing area in the southern part of the Chianti Classico appellation. The finish is soft and luscious with a slightly chewy quality to the tannins." *-Wine Advocate*

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