2014 San Felice Chianti Classico Il Grigio Gran Selezione

Year: 2014
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Spice and toast aromas are followed by flavors of cherry, plum, wild herb and tobacco in this firm, dry red. Racy acidity keeps this focused, with a finish evoking tobacco and tea. Best from 2020 through 2032. 3,300 cases made, 2,150 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"It's so encouraging to see a winery produce these results in what was a very challenging vintage. The 2014 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Grigio offers ripe cherry aromas with subtle hints of cured leather and smoked bacon at the back. This is a medium-weight wine with a fiber-rich and juicy finish. The blend is 80% Sangiovese with other red grapes. Each variety was fermented apart in stainless steel (with up to 22 days of maceration). After malolactic fermentation, it was aged in various sizes of oak vessels for 24 months. Some 40,000 bottles were made." (WA)

"San Felice's Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Grigio is powerful and savory in 2014. The cooler growing season has brought out a whole range of floral/herbal notes that play off the Sangiovese fruit nicely. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2014 packs more than enough punch to drink well for at least a number of years." (VM)