Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Berardenga 2011

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100% Sangiovese Perfumed and floral on the nose, which is filled with aromas of spiced blueberries, minerals, and sweet leather notes. A touch ... Read more

What a lovely nose, quite herbal, spiky, and complex with a fine blend of dried herbs, hot stones, sweet spices, leather, cranberry and some worces... Read more

Just needed a bottle for a light antipasto dinner. Nice and youthful color. The nose is quite rich starting with hints of walnuts, roast meats,moss... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Berardenga

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,043
4.00 5
04/16/2014

100% Sangiovese Perfumed and floral on the nose, which is filled with aromas of spiced blueberries, minerals, and sweet leather notes. A touch soft, or rather fleshy in the mouth, this is rich with soft, ripe tannins that makes for a bit of a chewy mouthful. There’s plenty of bright cherry and slightly darker berry fruit on the palate that is nicely perfumed and shows fine persistence on the moderately long finish but this shows good power yet not great elegance. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,043
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/18/2014

What a lovely nose, quite herbal, spiky, and complex with a fine blend of dried herbs, hot stones, sweet spices, leather, cranberry and some worcestershire sauce all given added lift by a hint of VA. Sweet yet compact in the mouth with finely ripe but classically angular Sangiovese tannins. With air this gains some weight, and loses a bit of clarity not he palate. It retains a fine blend of wild cherry fruit and earthy nuance that leads to a long, savory finish. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,043
3.50 5
Vintage: 1998 09/22/2008

Just needed a bottle for a light antipasto dinner. Nice and youthful color. The nose is quite rich starting with hints of walnuts, roast meats,mossy greeness and cherry before slipping into a very comfortable iris scented garden with a path of crushed marble and a cooling hint of mint. Oh and a tray of ground beef. The palate starts out pretty lush with good tannins that lead to a bit of astringency on the finish. The acidity is very well integrated though becomes a touch more appearant with time as the wine looses a bit of flesh after a few hours. Lively in the mouth with good cherry fruit supported by a nice dose of minerality and wet earth, some roasted herbs, the astringency on the finish recollects bitter almonds and a note of woodiness,the finale is a lingering note of anise. A nice bottle of chiant that went particularly well with pecorino tartufello. No point in holding these longer, drink em up over the next 3 years or so. **/5


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Snooth User: shsim
10326661,286
1.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/01/2012

Taste watered down for some reason. For more on the Tuscany vs All French, visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/04/tuscany-versus-all-french-tasting.html


Snooth User: shsim
10326661,286
1.50 5
Vintage: 2009 04/28/2012

Young tasting. Has the sour berry notes and taste a little watered down with slight minerals. A little disappointing.


External Reviews for Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Berardenga

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This wine has an intriguing fragrance of dill violet black fruit white pepper and new oak. The palate is still rather closed but reveals ripe black cherry notes alongside hints of well-integrated oak and mint. It has elegant tannins and ample length to the finish.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Readers on a budget will delight in Felsina s 2011 Chianti Classico. Supple resonant and beautifully expressive the 2011 is a clear overachiever. The style is a little juicier than in most vintages but that is not such a bad thing for a wine meant to be enjoyed over the near and medium-term. Ripe red berries cinnamon and freshly cut flowers are layered into the textured finish. What a fabulous wine! Antonio Galloni.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2011 Chianti Classico is absolutely impressive and is one of the best base Chianti Classicos I have tasted from 2011. You feel the ripeness and heat of the vintage but this wine also delivers surprising finesse and complexity. Black cherry and baking spice mingle on the bouquet. Soft tannins wrap around the palate. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. - Monica Larner Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/04/2014

The 2011 Chianti Classico is absolutely impressive and is one of the best base Chianti Classicos I have tasted from 2011. You feel the ripeness and heat of the vintage, but this wine also delivers surprising finesse and complexity. Black cherry and baking spice mingle on the bouquet. Soft tannins wrap around the palate. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. A ripe version, with black cherry, black currant and spice flavors, tinged by a tobacco note. Reveals dusty tannins, staying well-balanced overall. Drink now through 2019. 20,000 cases made. -BS Vineyard profile:Chianti Classico is the cornerstone of the estate's production. The vineyards are located in Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the southeastern part of the Chianti Classico appellation, to the northeast of Siena. Almost exclusively with a southwestern exposure, they sprawl across ventilated slopes at an altitude ranging from 320-420 meters above sea level. Geologically, the terrains are mixed: in the higher parts th...


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/20/2014

The 2011 Chianti Classico is absolutely impressive and is one of the best base Chianti Classicos I have tasted from 2011. You feel the ripeness and heat of the vintage, but this wine also delivers surprising finesse and complexity. Black cherry and baking spice mingle on the bouquet. Soft tannins wrap around the palate. Anticipated maturity: 2015–2025.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/20/2014

100% Sangiovese from the southern part of Chianti Classico, this wine is open for business now because of the warm vintage. Raised in neutral barrels (botti), so it’s mostly the fruit that does the talking. A bargain at this price in a great wine that could cellar 10+ years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 04/10/2014

In a darker, balsamic vein, this red evokes tar, black cherry, underbrush and tobacco flavors. They're all held together by the dense, fine tannins. Oak spice emerges on the taut finish. Best from 2014 through 2025.


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2010 02/18/2014

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2008 11/25/2011

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2008 08/24/2011

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