Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2009
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Wine Spectator's Top 100 - #05

Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico
Castello di Brolio 2006

96 points / $54
6,170 cases made
Italy

The Ricasoli family has been making wine in Chianti Classico for centuries. In 1872, Baron Bettino Ricasoli penned the original formula for the delicate reds of this Tuscan appellation. Today, Francesco Ricasoli continues the tradition of quality winemaking, crafting some of the region's most structured and beautiful wines. Castello di Brolio is made from Sangiovese with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and two-thirds of it was aged for 18 months in new barriques (a type of small oak barrel).

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