A dense, smoky style red, offering black cherry, black currant, graphite, tobacco, licorice and oak spice aromas and flavors. Balanced, with plenty in reserve and a finish that stretches out on a line of refined tannins. Best from 2023 through 2045.
Pure and bursting with energy on a racy frame. Cherry, currant, bilberry, mineral and toasty oak aromas and flavors dissolve into a solid matrix of tannins on the finish, so be patient. Shows terrific length and overall potential. Best from 2023 through 2045.
This red starts out silky, gaining depth and intensity as it builds to a long, muscular finish. Concentrated yet fluid, tannic yet balanced, framing black cherry, black currant, iron, tobacco and spice flavors. Shows excellent potential. I think we have a tiger by the tail here. Best from 2023 through 2045.
This is such a lovely white wine, priced attractively, which delivers a heady entry of honey and caramelized oak. Juicy acidity lifts bold flavors of lemon meringue, green apple and tangerine, finishing with a balanced weight and intrigue of nutmeg.
The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Puro is another impressive wine from Volpaia. Succulent red cherry, kirsch, cedar, mint and blood orange are all delineated, and bright acids and expressive floral notes perk up the dense fruit. Powerful and deep, the Puro needs time in bottle for the formidable tannins to soften and the French oak to integrate more fully...
A layered and beautiful Chianti Classico with depth, length and beautiful texture. Full body, firm and velvety. Extremely long and flavorful. Gorgeous. Drink now or hold. Made from organic grapes.
The Wine Advocate
Closed with a string knot instead of a traditional capsule, the 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Casanova Il Puro is a soft and exuberant expression. The fruit is on the ripe side but the cooler 2013 vintage plays an important role in taming and streamlining those dark fruit aromas. The effect is sharp and focused. This is a pretty and very authentic wine...
A detailed, silk-textured red, evoking violet, cherry, raspberry, spice and mineral aromas and flavors. The oak is beautifully integrated and vibrant acidity extends the mineral- and spice-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.