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Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2011, Italy


Medium-full-bodied, with a ripe, rounded core suggesting plum, berry and dried fruit and finishing with warm, woody spice and a saline tang. Gently sticky tannins provide solid structure. An exemplary high-end Chianti, worth cellaring for up to a decade. Available in Ontario at the above price, $51.99 in B.C., $46.50 in Quebec.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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