Vinous – 95
The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Le Baròncole is a flat out stunner. In this vintage, the Baròncole brings together the richness of the year allied to tremendous structure. Even with all of its intensity, the 2015 retains striking freshness and vivacity from start to finish. Time in the glass seems to coax out new dimensions of explosive energy. Mesmerizing in its beauty, detail and class, the 2015 is simply magnificent. The 2016 was aged in a combination of 30HL casks and tonneaux. Don’t miss it.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035
Robert Parker – 94
“The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Le Baròncole shows the detailed precision and sharpness that identifies the gorgeous wines from San Giusto a Rentennano in high altitude Gaiole in Chianti. The wine presents authentic Sangiovese (the blend is 97% Sangiovese with 3% Canaiolo) tones of forest berry, blue violets, white truffle and grilled herb. These aromas are delicate and neatly folded into one another with seamless transitions. The finish is dry and finely textured with the tannic tightness that needs another few years to relax. That said, I wouldn’t expect this warmer vintage to have the lengthy staying power of the cooler 2013 vintage. The alcohol measures 15%. Some 14,397 bottles were made.”
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2033