Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico
Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico 2006 “Brolio” was the winner of my Saturday night Chianti Death match face off, roundly knocking out the same vintage bio dynamic effort from Badia a Coltibuono. This week I’ve received a few emails from folk watching the vlogs asking for a clear up on the rules in Chianti Classico and also requesting a Chianti Classico episode, as a natural people pleaser what else could I do? See Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico score a QPR busting 89 Points and impress my palate despite cutting myself somewhat ferociously with a butter knife just before the tasting.
This is on YOUTUBE today instead of Viddler. Press on the “HQ” on the player, its far better sound quality.
Very disappointing that the biodynamic wine did not fair better to my palate. This wine is lauded by the producer as a “true representative of Chianti Classico” well, perhaps I just like my sulphites but I found the Barone Ricasoli to represent my ideal of Chianti far more closely and at £7 less, please my pocket too.
Barone Ricasoli have a great website showcasing all their wines and a really interesting film intro that you can check out here – Barone Ricasoli.
Where can I buy this wine?
Americans - Laurenti Wines – $18
Europeans – Superiore - €12.40
Brits - AG Wines – £12.50
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