Antinori Badia a Passignano Gran Selezione 2016 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Antinori Badia a Passignano Gran Selezione 2016
SKU: 23326

Antinori Badia a Passignano Gran Selezione 2016

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750ml
$55.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Antinori
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Badia a Passignano 2016 is ruby red in color. On the nose it expresses aromas of red fruit, cherries and morello cherries combined with intense yet delicate floral notes and white chocolate. The palate is rich, lively and balanced with supple, velvety tannins that give the wine elegance, great character and excellent persistence of flavors.
Wine Spectator
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A lush, round version, featuring milk chocolate hints and cherry, plum, almond and earth flavors. Dense, with dusty tannins. The vibrant acidity keeps all the elements defined on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2037. 1,100 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, February 29, 2020
Vinous
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One of the many highlights in this range, the 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano is the most refined, elegant wine Antinori has made from their Badia a Passignano property. Medium in body and lithe, but with plenty of the fruit intensity that is typical of this site, the 2016 Badia captures a striking middle ground of richness and finesse that is captivating. Lavender, mint, blue/purplish fruit and licorice are all beautifully delineated. The gradual move towards less concentration in the cellar and larger 300 and 500-liter barrels has paid off handsomely. This is such a gorgeous Chianti Classico.

Antonio Galloni, August 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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Aromas of coconut, botanical herb, wild berry and oak-driven spice are front and center. The oak sensations carry over to the firm, rather austere palate along with sour cherry, raw coffee bean and licorice set against close-grained tannins. Drink 2022-2031.

Kerin O'Keefe, July 1, 2020

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