Vigneto Bellavista Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – Vinous – 94+ Points
Black cherry, plum, graphite, smoke, dried Mediterranean and crushed rocks are front and center in the 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista. Searing tannins give the 2013 much of its energy and vibrancy. A dark, brooding yet austere, mid-weight wine in the best of the Bellavista tradition, the 2013 is going to need at least a few years to come into its own. Today, the 2013 Bellavista is especially forbidding. It won’t be ready to drink for a good handful of years, and even that may be optimistic. Drinking window 2023-2038.