2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo
-- Falstaff: Funkelndes Rubin mit dunklem Kern. Tiefgründige, dunkle Nase mit satten Noten nach Brombeere, Holunderbeere und Zwetschke, dazu etwas Tabak. Stoffig und dicht in Ansatz und Verlauf, viel Brombeerfrucht, öffnet sich dann mit dichtmaschigem Tannin, baut sich in vielen Schichten auf. 97/100
-- Suckling: This is always an entrancing Gran Selezione and the 2016 shows dried raspberries, boysenberries, vanilla and brambleberries. Full-bodied and tightly wound with eye-catching minerality. The acidity sharpens out the exuberant red fruit perfectly. Incredible length and drinkability. Is this better even than the great 2015? I think so. From organically grown grapes.
-- Galloni: The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is a wine of tremendous aromatic intensity, freshness and nuance. Sweet floral and spice notes meld into a core of blue/purplish fruit, lavender, licorice and leather, with veins of bright acids that perk things up nicely. Readers need to be patient with the 2016, as it is going to need at least a few years to come into its own. But I have seen this before with Vigna del Sorbo. Sometimes the more reticent vintages turn out the be the most complete and thrilling wines with cellaring. I imagine that will be the case here as well.approach to extraction comes through loud and clear.
Robert Parker 98