Great year, great wine, and (for a 2005 Bordeaux) a great bargain.
When you put a lot of great vineyards making expensive wines in a tiny hilltop region, some conflict will inevitably result — especially when the wine is a long-aged red wine that has been chronicled for over 450 years.
Maybe I’d hate to see that tiny little plot of odd vines uprooted to make room for more really excellent Merlot. The preservation of the good of a few over achieving the best good of the many? Maybe, but Americans long ago decided that diversity is good for everyone.
The Gran Selezione wines are, above all, supposed to represent the height of quality within each estate.
This is rich, tannic, charming Chianti, a delightful addition to the table. Highly Recommended. 92 Points.