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    Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2008
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy


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    Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar, 91 Tasting Panel, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 118094

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This Chianti Classico Riserva has a ruby red hue with a trace of garnet. The nose is elegant, displaying hints of spice and fruit. This is a well-structured wine with evident tannins and long persistance.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva (Sangiovese) is a beautiful, precise wine laced with sweet dark cherries, menthol, tobacco, minerals and spices. It shows gorgeous clarity and precision in a highly appealing, mid-weight style. The Riserva spent 24 months in oak, 80% cask and 20% new barriques, a much better balance for the fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2023.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Ruby-red. Penetrating aromas of raspberry, blackcurrant, violet and flint. Lush on entry, then pure, vinous and deep, with wonderful balance to the pure red fruit and mineral flavors. Finishes with even tannins and outstanding persistence, with a faint note of fresh blackcurrant providing lift on the back.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    A classic rendition of Sangiovese: bright, fresh and juicy with berries and a hint of violets; tangy, charming and nervy with depth and lovely structure; long and balanced.

    91 Points
    Tasting Panel

    Blueberry and blackberry flavors are married to a lean, wiry frame. Hints of flowers and mineral add dimension, and this closes down on the finish. Needs time. To be released spring 2012. Best from 2014 through 2024.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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