Red

2016 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Roncicone

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
Drink between 2020 - 2035 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Ashdene wrote: 89 points

    December 31, 2020 - This was a difficult wine. It all came down to the temperature of the wine in the glass. Half a degree either side and it was either too tannic or too alcoholic. However, if we got it just right, 18 C, then it was actually beautiful with soft and rich cherry flavours, a hint of oak and good tannins and acidity. The problem is that the temperature of wine changes in the glass so we only had its best manifestation for about 50% of the time! I don’t really want to knock back a quality wine, especially at this price. Would I buy it again? Probably not, it was just too difficult

  • RMPollaro wrote: 95 points

    June 11, 2020 - WS:95

  • Neecies Likes this wine:

    January 28, 2020 - Margot's. Uncorked four hours before dinner. A bit more raw and tannic than the 2015 Colledila beside it, but only different in the way a year makes with no obvious flavor differences from the other cru. So: red fruit, raisins, tomato, walnut skins and rare beef. Excellent potential.

    1 person found this helpful Comment

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  • By Michael Godel
    5/27/2020 (link)

    (Ricasoli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg Roncicone red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Michaela Morris
    Chianti Classico, Riserva & Gran Selezione latest releases, 2/17/2020 (link)

    (Barone Ricasoli, Roncicone, Gran Selezione, Chianti, Classico, Tuscany, Italy, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2016 Chianti Classico – A Modern Day Benchmark (Aug 2019), 8/1/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Barone Ricasoli
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation Gran Selezione Roncicone
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Codes 618109297513, 8001291297515

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 148 (91%)
  • Consumed 13 (8%)

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