Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017
Price: $370 / bottle
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By James Suckling in 2020 (JS95)
A linear, nervy red with black-cherry, milk-chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a racy finish. Drink or hold.
By Wine Advocate in 2021 (WA93)
The Marchesi Antinori 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano reveals the soft and generous side of this vintage with ripe aromas of blackberry, plum, spice, sweet tobacco and campfire ash. The wine is giving and rich to all the senses and it ends with softly integrated tannins and a fleshy, fruit-forward style. Serve it with a platter of real Tuscan rosemary schiacciata with slices of culatello.
By Decanter in 2021 (MM93)
Originally an abbey dating back to at least the 10th century, Badia a Passignano has been owned by the Antinori family since 1987. This 100% Sangiovese, aged predominantly in Hungarian oak barrels, was picked between 20 September and the first week of October. It marries tobacco and gamey meat with sweet wood nuances. Packed full, though balanced in its size, layers of generous ripe fruit are matched by mouthcoating, supple tannins which grip appropriately but remain friendly. Sweet spice lingers on the finish.
By Wine Enthusiast in 2020 (WE92)
Aromas of camphor, cassis, scorched earth and violet form the nose of this medium-bodied red. Made with Sangiovese, the smooth palate offers dried Marasca cherry, coconut, vanilla and thyme alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2025.
By Vinous in 2020 (AG93)
The 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano is dark and sumptuous, with its soft contours very much in evidence. In 2017, the Badia a Passignano is not quite as potent as it can be, but in exchange it will drink well pretty much right out of the gate. Time in the glass brings out red tonalities of fruit and sweet floral notes, along with hints of cedar, spice and red cherry that linger.