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Chianti Classico Colonia Gran Selezione Felsina 2015 (1.5L)
98 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is quickly rising to the top of the list of the most collectible wines made in the Chianti Classico appellation. The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Colonia is a spectacular achievement with a super dense and dark core that recalls this rocky growing site with little top soil. The rock was blasted out with dynamite to make room for the vines that power this beautiful wine today. This is a gutsy and muscular expression that benefits quite specifically from warm and sunny vintages such as this. This wine needs a little extra sunshine to loosen and soften up the very tight texture that comes so naturally. You definitely feel the youth of the tannins here, and I suggest giving this wine a lot of lead time to allow for a slow and graceful evolution. Only 6,000 bottles were made..." 11/18
96 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Colonia is the richest and most overt of FÃ¨lsina's three top Sangioveses (the other two being Rancia and Fontalloro). Dark and explosive in the glass, the 2015 Colonia possesses layers of super-ripe dense fruit to match its decidedly virile, muscular personality. As always, Colonia has a stronger French oak imprint than the other wines in the range, but the oak is better balanced today than it was in the first few years. The 2015 is an impressive Colonia." 2/19
95 Points, James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com: "This is really a unique Chianti Classico that wouldn't be out of place among a flight of nebbiolo! Pure aromas of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries with hints of sweet hazelnuts, cigar box, tea leaves and dried leaves. On the full-bodied palate, the perfectly ripe and silky tannins are juxtaposed with really crisp and exciting acidity. A crunchy yet chewy finish. What a wine. Delicious now, but it can age for a long time." 9/18.