Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016 (OCC 6)
Price: $390 / bottle
|Minimum order:||6 bottles|
By Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate in 2019 (WA95)
The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo is immediately more inky and balsamic in terms of aroas. As soon as you lift the wine to your nose, you get pretty tones of blackberry, cassis, rosemary essence, licorice and a touch od medicinal herb. I love when Sangiovese produces those elegant aromas, and for that reason, this wine stands tall among the three single-vineyard expressions from Marco Pallanti and Castello di Ama. It shows fiber, richness and lasting structure with a very well-managed quality of tannins.
By Wine Spectator in 2019 (WS95)
Offers stunning aromas of black cherry, blackberry and violet, with ripe, sweet fruit on the palate, shaded by iron, earth and tobacco elements. Supple yet well-structured, this should come together soon. Shows terrific harmony and length.
By Vinous in 2019 (AG94)
The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Ama San Lorenzo is a blend taken from Ama’s four core estate vineyards. Black cherry, graphite, sage, mint, juniper berries and licorice give the San Lorenzo a distantly dark, brooding profile to match its powerful feel. The big tannins need time to soften, but there is certainly plenty to look forward to. Stylistically, San Lorenzo is closet to Bellavista, with which it shares a decidedly somber feel. This is such a gorgeous wine.