Dark in color with a mild red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dried fruits and red cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely smooth tannins, nice dryness and complexity. I would give it an 89, another perfect example of a Chianti classico. I paired it with a home made rabbit stew and it went well. The complexity and dryness are subtle so best appreciated without food.
From the LCBO web site:
Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2013 — VINTAGES#: 3962
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
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. Score – 91. (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, Sept. 21, 2015)
Release Date:December 10, 2016
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: Tuscany, Italy By:Casa Vinicola Barone Ricasoli Spa Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry Style:Medium-bodied & Fruity Varietal:Sangiovese Blend