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Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo Gran Selezione 2010 (750ML)

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95 WS

Winemaker's Notes:
The Chianti Classico Castello di Ama San Lorenzo 2010 takes its name from the magnificent wide valley that their 18th century villas overlook. This is Castello di Ama's Gran Selezione, made from grapes that come from our older vineyards and from others that, having been planted at least ten years ago, have attained a perfect level of polyphenolic maturity at harvest. Castello di Ama's Gran Selezione is an extraordinarily elegant, powerful and intense wine. Undoubtedly it represents the perfect picture of the uniqueness of the territory.

#6 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014
95pts Wine Spectator:
Offers a combination of power and elegance, with a racy feel. Wild cherry, strawberry, rose and leafy, woodsy flavors permeate this driving red. The finish is long, but this needs time to shed the tannins. Well-defined from start to finish. Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera and Merlot.

93pts James Suckling:
Wonderful aromas of dried orange peel, cedar and cherries. Some coffee too. Full body with silky tannins and a long finish. A beautiful single-vineyard Chianti Classico.

92pts Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate:
Compared to the 2011 vintage, the 2010 Chianti Classico Vigneto Gran Selezione San Lorenzo is a wine of good depth and focus thanks to the cooler vintage. The bouquet shows standard Chianti Classico aromas of bright fruit and cherry with offbeat tones of Pecorino cheese rind and white chocolate thrown into the mix. In the mouth, it shows extraction and power.

92pts Vinous:
A drop-dead gorgeous beauty, the 2010 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo is laced with expressive dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, mint and licorice. There is a lot going on in the glass. The 2010 boasts exceptional purity in its flavors, along with superb textural elegance and phenomenal overall balance. What a gorgeous wine this is. I imagine the 2010 will drink nicely for many years, but it could use more time in bottle. In 2010, Ama did not bottle their single-vineyard selections. All the best fruit went here. -Antonio Galloni

91pts International Wine Cellar:
Bright medium red-ruby. Pretty aromas of dark cherry, violet, coffee and sexy spices. Suave and fine-grained, with pliant black and red berry and floral flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. The firmly structured finish features lingering notes of dark plum, redcurrant and sexy oak, along with mounting, slightly tough tannins and a very strong earthy note. Cellar this for at least five years to allow it to smooth out. -Stephen Tanzer

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