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Awarded 96 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their May 2018 edition review of the top tiers of Chianti Classico (see blue link below).
Il Palagio di Panzano Le Bambole Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013 - May 2018 Decanter review
And Andrew Jefford's additional tasting comments
Il Palagio di Panzano Le Bambole Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013 - May 2018 Decanter review - Jefford comments
Il Palagio di Panzano produces wines that mirror the unique character of the area. They are members of the Unione Viticoltori di Panzano and have made the decision to produce organic wine. They have the belief that they can guarantee the high quality of their wines by remaining as a small, family-run winery.
Only 2,400 bottles of the Le bambole 2013 were produced. This is, you see, a very low-production wine.
This is single-vineyard wine: its Sangiovese grapes (100%) come from the vineyard, Vigna delle Bambole. This is situated in the south-facing area of Il Palagio Conca d’Oro.
The grapes for this wine are harvested by hand with careful attention to detail ensuring that only the best grapes make it into the final wine.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a maximum temperature of 28° for 21 days. The wine then spends 12 months maturing in 500 litre-barrels of French oak, before a further 18 months in oak barrels of 1000 litres. It is then aged in bottle for minimum of 6 months before being released for sale.
Le Bambole is ruby red with garnet red nuances and has robust aromas. There are note of ripe, red fruits, which are persistent and typical, rounded off with a soft, spicy note. The palate is powerful, with a strong structure that is well balanced, fresh with velvety, well-integrated tannins, harmonious, spicy and it has a long lasting finish.