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It appears a deep, purple-edged ruby red, of impressive brilliance. Solid fruit notes of wild blackberr...Read more...
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Very nice elements of dark berries and vanilla with a medium body and a rich mouth feel. Tannins provide some structure and good acids keep it fro... Read more
Soft, feminine bouquet of fresh red fruits balanced by nicely integrated oak fragrances and delicate floral undertones. Quite smooth and attractive... Read more
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Very nice elements of dark berries and vanilla with a medium body and a rich mouth feel. Tannins provide some structure and good acids keep it from feeling mushy. Less of the thin cherry common with Sangiovese, more of the brambly plum that reminds me of some Zins. We ordered this and a Super Tuscan at a group dinner and went back for 3 more of these!
Soft, feminine bouquet of fresh red fruits balanced by nicely integrated oak fragrances and delicate floral undertones. Quite smooth and attractive, a well balanced vino.
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The 2005 Chianti Rufina Riserva is a soft, accessible, fruit-driven Chianti. It offers good length although the intensity drops off a little on the mid-palate. Ideally there might be a little more Sangiovese character. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2015.
A track record for quality, good value and wide availability makes this Sangiovese-based red a savvy choice for consumers. Its 2004 vintage is the best version to date, thanks to a relatively cool and long summer that allowed the fruit to mature gradually and ripen evenly. The grapes are harvested from nearly 600 acres of vineyards on Frescobaldirsquo;s Nipozzano estate, just northeast of Florence.
The attractive, mid-weight 1999 Chianti Rufina Nipozzano Riserva offers black cherry fruit, new saddle leather, and spice box aromas. Well-made, with good acidity as well as aggressive tannin, it should be consumed over the next 5ndash;6 years.
The 2007 Chianti Rufina Riserva shows the open, opulent personality that makes this vintage so alluring. Ripe, silky tannins frame a core of red fruits, flowers and spices, all of which come together with unusual grace. Though medium in body, there is wonderful generosity to the fruit, not to mention fabulous overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2015.
If yoursquo;re looking for a reliable Tuscan aristocrat, look no further than Nippozzano. This is consistantly one of the best drinking wines from the region; made at the estate for seven centuries, the style was updated during a major renovation of the winery in 1998. The 2000 Nipozzano is cleaner, more finely packaged than wines from the old cellar, and that only allows the pure flavors of Rufina sangiovese more amplitude and clarity of tone. Its fragrant with rose and black trumpet mushrooms, elegant with light tannins surrounding the ripe cherry fruit. Satisfying now with a wild mushroom risotto, this is balanced for age.
If you need further proof of the quality of the rsquo;97 vintage in Tuscany, look no further than Nipozzano. This is not an esoteric bottle that few will ever drink. Itrsquo;s a well distributed wine that completely blew this critic away in a blind tasting. It grabs your attention and takes you imagination into a silk robe, over chocolate perfumes that hint at ambrosia, through layers upon layer of distinctive terroir, a lasting spice, a moist earthy character thatrsquo;s both hidden and potent. How can a wine cascade across the palate with so much grace, the sparkle of its flavors lasting for minutes? How can a sip bring to mind a sexual fabric rather than fermented grape juice?
Rubinrot, granatrote Reflexe. Rote Johannisbeeren und Pflaumen im typischen Sangiovese-Bouquet, mineralische Noten auch und Crémant-Schokolade. Charaktervolle Gaumenaromatik, an Preiselbeeren und Himbeeren erinnernd, ergänzt mit würzigen Noten, auch etwas Laub, wiederum eine tolle Mineralik; die Tannine sind sanft und reif, das Frucht-Säure-Spiel ausgewogen; rassiger Abgang.
Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina DOCG is one of the historic wines produced at the Castello di Nipozzano. This wine always retains its close relationship with the Castello di Nipozzano terroir
It appears a deep, purple-edged ruby red, of impressive brilliance. Solid fruit notes of wild blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and dark cherry emerge initially on the nose, gradually yielding to more pungent impressions of sage, rosemary, vanilla, and cinnamon. That spiciness segues onto the palate, and then into a finish that ends with a flourish of balsam, black pepper, and cocoa powder. The mid-palate shows alcoholic warmth and roundedness, while the tannins and acidity are noticeable, adding to the wine’s overall harmony.
Aged 24 months in Steel.
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