Castello di Ama Chianti Classico "San Lorenzo" 2010

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Type: Red Wine   Volume: 750ml

Winery: Castello di Ama

Country: Italy   Region: Tuscany

District: Chianti Classico

Ratings and Tasting Notes:

WS=95 Offers a combination of power and elegance, with a racy feel. Notes of wild cherry, strawberry, and rose, with leafy, woodsy flavors, permeate this driving red. The finish is long, but this needs time to shed the tannins. Well-defined from start to finish. Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera and Merlot. Best from 2017 through 2030. 8,000 cases made.

JS=93 Wonderful aromas of dried orange peel, cedar, and cherries. Some coffee too. Full body with silky tannins and a long finish. A beautiful single-vineyard Chianti Classico. Drink now.

RP=92 Compared to the 2011 vintage, the 2010 Chianti Classico Vigneto Gran Selezione San Lorenzo is a wine of good depth and focus thanks to the cooler vintage. The bouquet shows standard Chianti Classico aromas of bright fruit and cherry with offbeat tones of Pecorino cheese rind and white chocolate thrown into the mix. In the mouth, it shows extraction and power.

AG=92+ A drop-dead gorgeous beauty, the 2010 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo is laced with expressive dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, mint, and licorice. There is a lot going on in the glass. The 2010 boasts exceptional purity in its flavors, along with superb textural elegance and phenomenal overall balance. What a gorgeous wine this is. I imagine the 2010 will drink nicely for many years, but it could use more time in the bottle. In 2010, Ama did not bottle their single-vineyard selections. All the best fruit went here.