On the nose, I found red fruits, minerals and smoky notes. On the palate, it showed an intimidating structure with sour red berries and a cool freshness, which led to a long but dry tannic finish. I have loved this wine through older vintages but I find it very hard to judge in its youth.
External Reviews for Felsina 'Rancia' Chianti Classico Riserva
Brilliant, rich ruby red. Spicy nose with floral notes and wild berry nuances. Spice continues in the mouth, nicely complemented by a dense, soft fabric of youthful tannins; excellent structure and superb overall character.
Racy and rich, with chewy tannins that are polished and attractive. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a clean finish. Offers lots of richness. Drink now.
Frisch-fruchtige Aromen von roten Kirschen und mineralische Töne prägen die Lagenriserva Rancia. Ein voller Körper, Komplexität und eine lange aromatische Nachhaltigkeit machen diesen Wein zu einem der besten seiner Art. Trotz seiner Jugend ist er schon erstaunlich trinkbereit, wird aber mit zunehmender Lagerung noch harmonischer.
Frischfruchtige Aromen von roten Kirschen und mineralische Töne prägen die Lagenriserva Rancia. Junge Jahrgänge zeigen eine frische, saftige Säure. Ein voller Körper, Komplexität und eine lange aromatische Nachhaltigkeit machen diesen Wein zu einem der besten seiner Art.
Racy and rich with chewy tannins that are polished and attractive. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a clean finish. Offers lots of richness. Drink now. 3 750 cases made. Wine Spectator.
Dark red. Fresh red cherry, bay leaf and underbrush aromas are complemented by a strong mineral nuance. Starts silky, then turns minerally, brisk and firm in the middle, showing a penetrating quality to the red cherry, ripe plum and delicate herbal flavors. Finishes seamless and very long, but I found this to be a somewhat more backward, imploded example of Rancia than usual.
The 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is another dazzling wine. This is a vintage of overt, sumptuous fruit and pure sexiness. Despite its richness, the 2007 never loses its sense of structure, but in this vintage the tannins are nearly buried by the huge fruit. Today the 2007 comes across as a hypothetical blend of the 2004 and 2006, with the finesse of the former and the size of the latter. Not a bad combination, to put it mildly. In the glass the wine is alive, vibrant and totally captivating. Anticipated maturity: 2017andndash;2037.
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