2013 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Coltassala

Year: 2013
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 95
James Suckling: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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"Violet and lilac aromas make way for blackberry and cherry flavors in this detailed, lacy red. Vibrant and well-structured, with a mouthwatering finish permeated by fruit. Best from 2018 through 2028. 87 cases imported. -BS " (WS)

"The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala is a tame and polished wine that shows an elegant and streamlined disposition. The wine glides cleanly over the palate with bright berry tones followed by wet earth, pressed rose and balsam herb. You get a good sense of the quality of Sangiovese (blended with 5% Mammolo) produced in this vintage. The fruit delivers balanced acidity and great depth. Only 12,000 bottles were produced." (WA)

"The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala possesses remarkable purity, precision and nuance, all in an energetic, translucent style that holds considerable appeal. Hints of cedar, tobacco and lifted floral notes add nuance to a core of Sangiovese fruit. A dollop of Mammolo rounds out the blend. The 2013 Coltassala is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted at Volpaia. Don't miss it." (VM)

"An extremely soft yet tensioned Chianti Classico with cherry and berry character. Hints of walnut. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now." (JS)

"Aromas of underbrush, toasted oak and dark spice emerge on this firmly structured wine. It's rather austere, evoking dried black cherry, cranberry, star anise and espresso framed in racy acidity. Taut, close-grained tannins grip the finish. Drink 2018–2025." (WE)