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Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 92 James Suckling, 91 International Wine Cellar
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 115873
The 2007 vintage of this wine was ranked #31 on the Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2011
This Chianti Classico Riserva is ruby red tending towards garnet. The bouquet is rich, intense and complex with notes of black cherry and spice. On the palate, it is full-bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting a backbone of tannin.
The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva is a very pretty, centered wine. Dark cherries, plums, spices, menthol, cedar, game and tobacco are some of the notes that emerge from the glass. The 2008 is an understated Riserva that impresses for its length, focus and balance. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
Chewy and structured, with a firm tannins and racy acidity. Full body, with lots of plummy and blackberry fruit.
Bright red. Delicate aromas of redcurrant, blueberry and violet. Fresh and refined, with lovely purity and verve to the red cherry, redcurrant and floral flavors. Finishes with smooth tannins and great acid lift.