Luiano Ottantuno Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

Luiano

VARIETALS

85% Sangiovese

15% Merlot

APPELLATION

Tuscany, Italy

 

Luiano Ottantuno Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

The name Ottantuno, or 81, has much significance to the family, most importantly because it was the year the modern-day winery was founded. This limited production wine produced from 100% estate-grown fruit possesses remarkable aromatic notes of fruit and spices, such as cherry, strawberry, nutmeg, clove, curry, and white pepper, with hints of chamomile and vanilla rounding out the bouquet. It is full and round on the palate with balanced elegance. Pair this age-worthy wine with game and steaks.

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2015

James Suckling - 91 pts

Showes blackberry compote, redcurrant jam and dried orange peel. Full body, ripe and round tannins and a fruity finish.

James Suckling, September 2018

Wine Spectator - 95 pts

Heady aromas of kirsch, black cherry, violet, tar and iron signal this firm, dense red. Creates fine tension between the ripe, sweet fruit and bitter, savory elements, finding balance as this plays out on the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2038. 400 cases made, 150 cases imported.

B. Sanderson, February 2019

2012

Wine Enthusiast - 91 pts

This structured red offers aromas of mature plum, wild berry, violet, exotic spice and a whiff of sunbaked earth. The chewy palate offers mature black cherry, mocha, licorice and clove alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2022

k. O'Keefe, June 2016

2011

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Aromas of meat juice, scorched earth, grilled herb and dried plum lead the nose. On the rich palate, notes of licorice, dried sage, mocha and orange peel accent the primary flavors of raspberry jam and crushed black cherry. It’s balanced with firm tannins

K. O'Keefe, July 2015