Wine Advocate-Parker : Closed with a string knot instead of a traditional capsule, the 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Casanova Il Puro is a soft and exuberant expression. The fruit is on the ripe side but the cooler 2013 vintage plays an important role in taming and streamlining those dark fruit aromas. The effect is sharp and focused. This is a pretty and very authentic wine with tonic flavors of sour cherry, cola, anise seed and campfire smoke. It ages in barrique for 18 months. Only 2,000 bottles were produced.