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2018 Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

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“Just south of Tignanello, Antinori's exclusive Chianti Classico”

"The 2018 has a ton to offer." Antonio Galloni

By David Gettenberg

Antinori's Tignanello is the most recognized Super Tuscan.  

While Antinori makes several Chianti iterations throughout Tuscany, there is only one Antinori cuvee tucked immediately south of Tignanello - that stunning Sangiovese is "Badia a Passignano," an exclusive Chianti Classico parcel.

Badia a Passignano is one of Antinori's most allocated Sangioveses.

Only the finest, hand-selected Sangiovese clusters are used in each Badia a Passignano Gran Selezione release.

The 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano is creamy and sensual from start to finish. In 2018, the Badia shows its typically dark profile but with less heaviness than has been present in some previous vintages. Silky and supple, the 2018 has a ton to offer." Antonio Galloni

Showing finesse and depth, Badia a Passignano is "the kind of classic Sangiovese that belongs on the table next to a pappardelle with your favorite ragù."  Wine Advocate

One of the best Chianti Classicos for the money, I enjoyed the 2018 Badia the other night with homemade eggplant parmigiana.  

Delicious! 

Enjoy now and over the next decade.

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Press & Tasting Notes
96+

“A ‘wild’ nuance of laurel at the end.”

Luca Gardini • 96+ / 100

"A 100% Sangiovese that highlights the potential of the Gran Selezione denomination. Aged in small Hungarian oak barrels, it shows small dark fruits of undergrowth at the nose, especially blueberries, then rhubarb and juniper, with a ‘wild’ nuance of laurel at the end. The mouthfeel is crispy and vertical with salty tannins, enhanced by great deepness and persistence."

95

“This is a really beautiful red.”

James Suckling • 95 / 100

"This is a really beautiful red with cherry, blackberry, violet, and chocolate character. Full and layered, yet it remains linear and bright, with an energetic finish. So drinkable now, but better in 2024."

93

“The 2018 has a ton to offer.”

Antonio Galloni • 93 / 100

"The 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano is creamy and sensual from start to finish. In 2018, the Badia shows its typically dark profile but with less heaviness than has been present in some previous vintages. Silky and supple, the 2018 has a ton to offer."

More Information
  • Producer: Antinori
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Subregion: Chianti Classico
  • Varietal: Sangiovese
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W7445-2018-750