A powerful, intense wine, the 2012 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Margone is also one of the best wines I have tasted from this estate in some time. Super-ripe black cherry, smoke, licorice, menthol and cloves give the wine its exuberance, while beams of supporting tannins add explosive energy throughout. The 2012 is a decidedly potent wine. I would give it a year or two in bottle to shed some of its tannin. This is very nicely done.
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