Castello di Volpaia

Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

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Castello di Volpaia
Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2016

Wine Spectator
95 Points

Dense and firmly structured, this red is saturated with black cherry, black currant, mineral, spice, tar and tobacco flavors. Balanced, with refined tannins and lively acidity…Fine length shows the potential.

Bruce Sanderson, April 2021
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Castello di Volpaia
Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2016

The Wine Advocate
93 Points

The Volpaia 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Casanova Il Puro is profound, mature and ready to drink. It is made with organic fruit and packaged with lengths of twine that are affixed to the front of the bottle with an elegant red wax seal. From a classic vintage, this wine opens to evolved and spicy aromas of dried fruit, prune, leather and dark licorice root. The presentation is more oxidative that I would expect for a 2016, but yet the wine is open and ready to drink.

Monica Larner, March 2021
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Castello di Volpaia
Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2016

Wine Enthusiast
91 Points

Made with organically farmed Sangiovese, this has aromas of underbrush, French oak and dark-skinned fruit. Reflecting the nose, the firm, elegant palate offers coconut, vanilla, French oak and savory Mediterranean herb set against firm, close-grained tannins that leave a drying finish.

Kerin O'Keefe, December 2020
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Castello di Volpaia
Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2016

Vinous
94+ Points

The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Casanova Il Puro is a wine for the cellar. Bright acids and beams of tannin shape this powerful, classically austere Gran Selezione from Volpaia. Lavender, spice, menthol, licorice and cloves start to emerge with some coaxing, but the 2016 is very clearly not ready to show all its cards just yet. Even so, this is a fine edition of the Puro. I hope to taste it again in another decade or so.

Antonio Galloni, September 2020
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