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    Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2008
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • RP91
    • ST90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Green Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 120180

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Intense, deep ruby red color with subtle glimmers of garnet. The wine shows a splendid, full nose with hints of blackberries and pleasant notes of tobacco and spice. In the mouth, the wine is soft with an elegant, fresh finish and a persistent, generous acidity in the aftertaste. Full of mature tannins and fruitiness.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva is gorgeous, especially for a vintage that was not easy. Black cherries, mint, licorice and tobacco are supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins and lively acidity, both of which should allow the wine to age gracefully for a number of years. The 2008 could still use another year or two to soften, but it is gorgeous, even today. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Saturated red. Spicy nuances of bay leaf, oregano, and clove complement dark cherry and underbrush aromas. Suave and fine-grained, with lovely inner-mouth energy, this refined Chianti is savory rather than sweet, with flavors of dark fruits and minerals dominating. The long finish shows broad tannins and a suggestion of menthol austerity.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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