In later vintages, this carries the Gran Selezione designation. This is one of, if not the top Chianti. It is better than most Brunellos. Of course, it costs more than most Brunellos too. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. What a great nose. A bit smokey with cherries, macerated cherries, some forest floor/tea leaves and slight spice. Still tight and tannic on the palate. It opens in the glass to show cherries, spice and black cherries. This needs time for sure, maybe another three to five and it will be good for a decade or maybe two after that. This is a great wine that can equal wines at three times the price. If you can still find it, buy a bottle or two and lay it down. If not, then look for the 2013.