Price:  £15.50 | Case Rate: £14.58
Ex Tax: £12.92

Barone Ricasoli - Brolio Chianti Classico 2015

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Tuscany
  • Wine Area: Chianti
  • Wine Maker: Carlo Ferrini
  • Grape: Sangiovese
  • Grape Percentage: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 91 (2013) VS: 88 (2014) JR: 15.5 (2013) WS: 87 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Intense ruby-red colour. It shows a velvety palette of blackcurrant, black mulberry, tobacco and pepper aromas. A rich and potent taste in the mouth with smooth tannins, warm texture. Long mineral finish with pleasant fruit and mineral touches.

Winery Information

Barone Ricasoli

Barone Ricasoli is one of Chianti

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)91 pts

Oct 2015. Reviewer :Monica Larner . Here is Barone Ricasoli's bread and butter wine. Some 600,000 bottles of the 2013 Chianti Classico Brolio were made and all the fruit that goes into this wine is estate-grown. This is a powerhouse wine in terms of production numbers and the 2013 vintage is an especially delicious one. I highly recommend this excellent value wine. The wine shows crunchy tannins and youthful fruit nuances with bright cherry and blackberry. The mouthfeel is generous and fresh.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)88 pts

Oct 2016 - Antonio Galloni - Sweet red cherries, mint, pine, herbs and tobacco are laced throughout the 2014 Chianti Classico Brolio. Lifted and perfumed, the 2014 offers plenty of near and medium term appeal.

JancisRobinson.com (2013)15.5 pts

Tasted Mar 2013. Cask sample. Youthful crimson. Lots of concentrated, perfumed fruit on the nose. A hint of granny’s cupboard. The palate oscillates between sappy Sangiovese and very ripe fruit, followed by a load of tannins that are still a little dry.

Wine Spectator (2013)87 pts

A lean, chewy style, offering black cherry and black currant fruit, accented by tobacco, spice and earth notes. Austere on its own, but food will help. Best from 2017 through 2022

Vinification Notes

Fermentation temperature : 24°-27°C. Lenght of maceration: 12-16 days. Ageing : 9 months in barriques and tonneaux.