The wine shows a deep, luminous ruby. On the nose, sweet, toasty notes of oak enhance the fruit, with marked nuances of ripe cherry refined by elegant scents of violets. On entry, the wine immediately demonstrates its superb, full-structured character, with a harmonious, judicious balance between tannins and alcohol. An intensely savory finish.
"Castello di Bossi makes some of the best Chianti Classico you will find and this base expression shows the beauty and potential of Tuscany in slightly less austere terms. It’s a smooth, round wine with loads of cherry, blackberry, spice, chocolate and leather."
"The 2008 Chianti Classico (Sangiovese) comes across as somewhat forward in its dark cherries, tobacco, leather and spices. It shows good body but the tannins lack a bit of polish. Early tertiary notes suggest this is a relatively early drinking vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016."
The Wine Advocate