“A wine of great character and personality. It displays complex, embracing texture and marked elegance that is enhanced by perfect balance. The colour is deep, bright ruby red. Entry on the palate suggests notes of black cherry; smooth, noble tannins and clear minerality wed with delicate hints of toastiness and almost coffee aromas. The finish is very, very long”. – Winemaker at Barone Ricasoli Wines “The Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio, which uses the best grapes of the estate’s 500 acres of proprietary vineyards, offers full and expansive aromas of blackberry and blueberry fruit, meat, and gravel, a powerful and concentrated palate, and a strong, savory finish with much cassis, sage, and minerals. Drink: 2006-2018. The only question here is why so little interest and attention is given to Sangiovese – driving up to the place where one of Italy’s major wines was born through rows of Merlot is a slightly disconcerting experience, to say the least”.