It’s been called Tuscany’s greatest value by multiple wine critics and writers. It may be the wine that above all others helped put Marco Bacci in the elite category. It’s Castello di Bossi’s ‘Corbaia’. Since the late 1990’s, it’s inexplicably been right up there every vintage in quality and in expert recognition and big scores with the very best in Chianti, Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Tignanello, you name it.
Perhaps no wine in the duo’s repertoire has helped put them on the map like their Super Tuscan bargain Corbaia. It was tasting the Corbaia that Parker once labeled these wines as “easily some of the most exciting reds made in Tuscany.” They unquestionably often the biggest bargain.
When the Corbaia first came onto the scene, it was a supernova Super Tuscan that garnered just $30/bottle with scores as high as 95s and 96s. Even as it’s popularity skyrocketed and the price tag has driven it all the way up to $70 bottle, it’s still a synergetic, perfectly orchestrated masterpiece each vintage which challenges peers who charge four and five times the price.
But in a chance deal when I struck up the Gran Selezione offer, I was granted access to this Library, 93-Pointer than Galloni gushed over, and which I had with some of our pizzas last week. The wine is drinking fantastically. This is a home-run.
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93 Points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The 2013 Corbaia, Castello di Bossi’s Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is terrific. Dark cherry, kirsch, leather, smoke and tobacco flesh out in this pliant, beautifully textured wine. A host of Cabernet-infused savory top notes continue to develop in the glass. The Corbaia is relatively open for the vintage.
93 Points, James Suckling
Elegant and silky for the vintage with blueberry and black pepper aromas and flavors. Medium body, firm tannins and a pretty finish. Delicious blend of sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate
A blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2013 Corbaia offers good balance and overall intensity. The bouquet shows dark notes of black fruit, cured leather and spice. The effect is more robust and brooding overall, thanks to the dense and sophisticated personality put forward by this Tuscan blend