93+ points Luca Gardini: "The usual reliability of Agricola San Felice for a Gran Selezione that’s a real explosion of the different varieties: Sangiovese together with Abrusco, Pugnitello, Malvasia Nera, Ciliegiolo and Mazzese. Blackberry jam to the nose, with touches of laurel and licorice. Brackish-sapid to the palate, with return of fruits and licorice sensations (Oct 2022)."
93 points James Suckling: "Sweet berries in the nose with pine needles, bark and some violets. Full-bodied with very tight, firm tannins that provide linear tension and focus. The finish shows lots of cherry and mahogany character. Chewy, but fine-tannined. Drink or hold. (8/11/21)" 92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Lush, with a squarely modern-leaning style, the 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Grigio pours an inky and opaque ruby hue and reveals compact aromas of baked plum, vanilla bean, toasted cedar, and crushed violets. The oak influence cloaks the wine all the way through the palate, which is ripe up front before falling off, and unfolds savory dried herbs, cherry pit, and amaro. A ripe and more densely packed wine, this could work as a steppingstone into these wines for lovers of New World wines with generous wood spice. Drink 2025-2033. (Jan 2023)."
92 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Grigio has some faded fruit (and a lighter ruby color) as a result of the hot vintage. There is dried cherry, crème de cassis and baked plum. Savory spice and earthy tones also appear. However, the wine bounces back to life in the palate thanks to natural acidity from high-elevation vineyards (located at 450 to 470 meters above sea level) and gentle tannins. The blend is 80% Sangiovese with 20% complementary grapes, including Abrusco (a wild cousin of Colorino), Pugnitello, Malvasia Nera, Ciliegiolo and Mazzese. Surprisingly, the alcohol content at 13.5% is less compared to 2018. Drink 2022-2028 (Feb 2023)."
91 points Decanter: "Gentle aromas of mixed spice, sour cherries, violets and cedar. Distinctive, with a savoury palate and slightly salty finish. Drinking Window 2022 - 2030 (Feb 2022)."
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