Mile High's "Wine of the Week": December 19th
Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013
Regular Price: $74.99
Sale Price: $34.99
Sale End: 12/29/2019
Score: 95 Points James Suckling, 94 Points Robert Parker, 92 Points Wine Spectator
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Sangiovese from Chianti Classico occupies a sacred spot in the pantheon of high end Red Wine. Gran Selezione is the top quality designation in Chianti Classico. This week, with Christmas right around the corner, we have the privilege of offering you a real apex predator of a Red. Castello di Brolio Gran Selezione is produced only in the finest vintages. It is the top wine of an estate which can trace its winemaking heritage back to the 12th century. Drinking this 95 Point stunner is one of those pleasurable experiences that cannot be quantified because it’s charms extend well beyond the temporal plane, right into the ether. At once bold and supple, outspoken and subdued, it is the kind of Red affords you an opportunity to bask in the splendor of something that is greater than our ability to fully comprehend it. Rosy potpourri and damp earth mingle with camphor, cigar box, and homemade cocktail cherries on the nose. Shocking layers of kirsch liqueur, wild strawberries, and raspberry preserves on the entry are juxtaposed against some of the most persistent minerality and non-fruit character of any wine we’ve reviewed all year! Firm tannin sits beneath the fruit, lurking just at the edge of perception, mostly obscured by the exceptionally ripe fruit and toasty oak. This Sangiovese will perform perfectly on your holiday table this year alongside your lovingly prepared roasts and sides. And you can be sure that it will live on in the cellar for a decade or more as it evolves into something even more wonderful than it is today.
Food Pairing:Most of the time we think of classic Italian meals when we have Chianti on the table. But super high end Sangiovese like the 2013 Castello di Brolio Gran Selezione will make a remarkable foil for Prime Rib, seared duck breast, or even Beef Wellington. But it doesn’t end there this bottle will rock and roll with a homemade lasagna or a hearty pot of that good ole Sunday Gravy.
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This price expires 12/29/2019 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
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