Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
Aromas of mature plum and black cherry mingle with whiffs of French oak and scorched earth. The full-bodied palate evokes dried cherry, prune, toasted hazelnut and tobacco alongside velvety, enveloping tannins. Drink through 2027.
This opulent red is packed with black cherry, black currant, leather, vanilla and mineral flavors. Shows a strong underlying structure, with dense tannins and lively acidity driving the long, resonant finish. Best from 2022 through 2040.
The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Casanova Il Puro shows a dense and rich quality of fruit that is indicative of this sunny and warm vintage. It is the best wine I've tasted in this series of samples from Castello di Volpaia. The wine's texture is thick and plush, and there's plenty of dark plummy fruit to maintain momentum. Oak spice, tar and campfire ash appear on the long and enriched finish. Pair it with a braised shank of lamb. This is a pure expression of Sangiovese and only 2,000 bottles were made.
A firm and silky red with blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors, as well as spices. Hints of vanilla. Medium to full body. Walnut and light chocolate undertones. From organically grown grapes. Drink now, but better after 2021.