Bibbiano Chianti Classico Vigna del Capannino Gran Selezione 2016

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
WS 95
WA 94
AG 93
DE 93
15.0% ABV
Item # 703295

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750ml
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95 points Wine Spectator: "This red starts out smooth, displaying ripe black cherry and plum flavors, along with earth, iron and woodsy elements. Gains power as this builds on the palate, ending in an extended aftertaste of loam, iron and wild herb accents. Best from 2023 through 2045. 3,300 cases made, 250 cases imported. (3/31/21)"

94 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The Bibbiano 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Capannino shows classic lines and balanced intensity with a nice spot of acidity and plenty of dark berry fruit to soften it out. The 2016 vintage is a classic one in Tuscany, and that's why you get so much cooling cherry, forest berry and cassis on this versatile Gran Selezione wine. Try to find some wild boar for a Tuscan pappardelle al cinghiale with shaved pecorino. Drink: 2021-2032. (Mar 2021)"

93+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$43 list] The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Capannino is another impressive wine in this range. Rich and beguiling, the Gran Selezione brings out darker inflections of Sangiovese. Black cherry, leather, lavender, espresso and spice all develop effortlessly. With air, the 2016 can be enjoyed now, but it clearly has the substance to age well for years to come. Drink: 2022-2036. (Sep 2020)"

93 points Decanter: "Bibbiano makes two Gran Selezione, one from the northeastern facing side of the slope and this one from the southwestern. A warm site, Vigna del Capannino was replanted in 2009 with Sangiovese clones coming from the southern reaches of Montalcino. The 2016 vintage is surprisingly ripe in its expression. Black cherry and dried plum are infused with smoky herbs. The focus here is on concentration and power. Tannins are rather demanding at the moment. Finishes with a warming sensation. Drinking Window: 2021-2029. (Feb 2020)"
95 points Wine Spectator: "This red starts out smooth, displaying ripe black cherry and plum flavors, along with earth, iron and woodsy elements. Gains power as this builds on the palate, ending in an extended aftertaste of loam, iron and wild herb accents. Best from 2023 through 2045. 3,300 cases made, 250 cases imported. (3/31/21)"

94 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The Bibbiano 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Capannino shows classic lines and balanced intensity with a nice spot of acidity and plenty of dark berry fruit to soften it out. The 2016 vintage is a classic one in Tuscany, and that's why you get so much cooling cherry, forest berry and cassis on this versatile Gran Selezione wine. Try to find some wild boar for a Tuscan pappardelle al cinghiale with shaved pecorino. Drink: 2021-2032. (Mar 2021)"

93+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$43 list] The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Capannino is another impressive wine in this range. Rich and beguiling, the Gran Selezione brings out darker inflections of Sangiovese. Black cherry, leather, lavender, espresso and spice all develop effortlessly. With air, the 2016 can be enjoyed now, but it clearly has the substance to age well for years to come. Drink: 2022-2036. (Sep 2020)"

93 points Decanter: "Bibbiano makes two Gran Selezione, one from the northeastern facing side of the slope and this one from the southwestern. A warm site, Vigna del Capannino was replanted in 2009 with Sangiovese clones coming from the southern reaches of Montalcino. The 2016 vintage is surprisingly ripe in its expression. Black cherry and dried plum are infused with smoky herbs. The focus here is on concentration and power. Tannins are rather demanding at the moment. Finishes with a warming sensation. Drinking Window: 2021-2029. (Feb 2020)"
Product SKU 703295
Producer Bibbiano
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Chianti Classico DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Designation Riserva
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
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