Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo DOCG 2018 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 94] [JS 94] [WS 93]

Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo DOCG 2018
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 94] [JS 94] [WS 93]

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The Castello di Bossi estate is located in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga in the southernmost tip of the Chianti Classico zone. Berardo is a shortened way of saying, "it comes from Berardenga." Areas further south in Chianti Classico tend to produce rounder, fuller versions of Chianti and this wine is a perfect example of this rich elegance. Produced from a single vineyard.

Tasting Notes
This riserva has a luminous ruby red color. Appealing aromas of dark cherries, plums, sweet spice, violets, vanilla and hints of dark chocolate and menthol emerge on the nose. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied but smooth with an almost creamy mouthfeel. Tannins are well integrated with the alcohol, and lead to a subtly sweet, silky finish.

Food Pairing
Pair this wine with Korean short ribs, ragù sauces, gnocchi with roasted rabbit, and beef negimaki.

Varietal composition: 100% Sangiovese
Aging: 6 months in French oak
14.5% ABV

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Fragrant blue flower, new leather, underbrush and camphor aromas come to the forefront. Smooth and delicious, the full-bodied palate features dried cherry, strawberry compote, licorice and tobacco alongside taut, polished tannins. Drink 2023–2028. Editors' Choice

94 Points - James Suckling
This shows notes of black cherries, blackcurrants, spices, dried tobacco, walnut and flinty soil. Full and meaty with a broad-shouldered, chewy tannin structure, cocoa-dusted fruit character and a long finish that offers notes of nut shell and dry earth. From organically grown grapes.

93 Points - Wine Spectator
Rich, this lithe and vibrant red has settled in nicely, exhibiting cherry, blackberry, iron, sanguine and woodsy aromas and flavors. Beautifully balanced, lingering with fruit, mineral, savory and spicy notes.