il Molino di Grace Gran Selezione Il Margone 2011
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Wine SpectatorDense and chunky, with black cherry, blackberry and pomegranate notes, accented by spice and tobacco. Stays monolithic through the long, dark fruit finish, yet maintains equilibrium throughout. Best from 2017 through 2024. 2,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Margone shows the warm vintage conditions. The bouquet reveals jammy tones of blackberry preserves and cherry marmalade. Those ripe fruit tones add softness and sweetness to the mouthfeel. The wine's texture is syrupy and rich.
Wine EnthusiastThis structured red opens with aromas suggesting espresso, French oak, menthol, mature plum and a whiff of Asian spice. On the taut palate, hints of coffee, toast and clove accent a core of dried black cherry. Tightly wound, assertive tannins grip the finish. Give it a couple of years for the tannins to soften a little then drink up to capture the remaining fruit richness.