Bibbiano Chianti Classico Grand Selezione Vigna Del Capannino 2016
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
This red starts out smooth, displaying ripe black cherry and plum flavors, along with earth, iron and woodsy elements. Gains power as this builds on the palate, ending in an extended aftertaste of loam, iron and wild herb accents. Best from 2023 through 2045. 3,300 cases made, 250 cases imported.
The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Capannino is another impressive wine in this range. Rich and beguiling, the Gran Selezione brings out darker inflections of Sangiovese. Black cherry, leather, lavender, espresso and spice all develop effortlessly. With air, the 2016 can be enjoyed now, but it clearly has the substance to age well for years to come.
Subdued aromas of tilled soil, French oak and roasted coffee bean slowly emerge from the glass. The dense palate features prune, tobacco leaf and espresso alongside fine-grained tannins. You'll also notice the heat of evident alcohol that dominates the finish. Drink through 2026.