Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina Js 2008

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina greets the eye with a deep purplish red. The nose is remark...

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This smells fairly intense with dusty mineral notes, oak notes and leafy edged black currant fruit on the nose, all over dark, leather-dried strawb... Read more

D/H 2013-2020- The 2008 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano is a very beautiful wine in this vintage. It shows attractive mid-palate juiciness in its ... Read more

A soft-spoken Chianti that hides layers of depth. Hints of leather surround the cherry, raspberry, and strawberry notes on the nose. The tannins ar... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina Js

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
03/05/2012

This smells fairly intense with dusty mineral notes, oak notes and leafy edged black currant fruit on the nose, all over dark, leather-dried strawberry fruit. Tight and focused in the mouth and fairly rich up front with nice, slightly vanilla-edged dark berry and dried strawberry fruit. This is rather smooth though there is a base of fine tannin. Some woody tannin emerging on the back end is balanced by soft if lively acids. A touch extracted on the finish, showing an odd blend of sweet, ripe black cherry and grapey fruit and drying, firm tannins, though the fruit manages to stick around for a while. This is a touch rough around the edges. 88pts


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Snooth User: Jerel1957
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4.00 5
05/11/2013

D/H 2013-2020- The 2008 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano is a very beautiful wine in this vintage. It shows attractive mid-palate juiciness in its sweet red berries, crushed flowers and spices. This mid-weight, delicate Chianti is best enjoyed over the next few years while the fruit retains its freshness. The Nipozzano is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine spent 24 months in French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014. Score: 89. —Antonio Galloni, August 2011. @ryebrook


Snooth User: BTKerne
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3.50 5
03/06/2012

A soft-spoken Chianti that hides layers of depth. Hints of leather surround the cherry, raspberry, and strawberry notes on the nose. The tannins are quite underspoken, but they finish stronger. The wine is an elegant grower, revealing depth as you sip. It is quite indicative of the milder weather of the 2008 vintage.


Snooth User: thecitymouse
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3.00 5
04/22/2012

An easy drinking middle of the road italian red


External Reviews for Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina Js

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
05/17/2012

The successor to the Wine Enthusiast Number 1 Wine of the Year in 2011 this 2008 shows the remarkable consistency that this estate is known for. Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of Italy's most historic wine producers, dating to the 1300s. It is also one of the most significant producers in Italy, with nine different estates—and roughly 2,500 acres—in Tuscany. The Nipozzano Estate where this Chianti Rufina is produced is an outstanding property that consistently turns out exceptional, high-scoring wine. Jame Suckling gave it 91 points saying "Fresh plums and blueberries, with dark chocolate. Subtle aromas. Full body, with round and soft tannins and a long rich finish. A little chewy now. Better in 2012."


External Review
03/23/2012

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.


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesAn enticing, rather pronounced ruby red, edged with garnet. Its suite of fragrances exhibits considerable complexity, opening to dark fruit such as plum and blackcurrant, then enriched by a pungent spiciness that betrays cinnamon and clove. The attack offers dense, impressive pulp, and fine-grained tannins that marry beautifully with its alcohol; the result is a solidly-built, but not heavy or extractive, wine with a seamless, long-lingering finish.


External Review
12/19/2013

The 2008 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano is a very beautiful wine in this vintage. It shows attractive mid-palate juiciness in its sweet red berries, crushed flowers and spices. This mid-weight, delicate Chianti is best enjoyed over the next few years while the fruit retains its freshness. The Nipozzano is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine spent 24 months in French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014. ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

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.


External Review
02/14/2012

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.


External Review
11/11/2011

The nose is remarkably rich and multi-faceted, showing cleanly-delineated aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, and dried plum, lifted in turn by spicier impressions of black pepper, vanilla, cocoa powder, and espresso bean.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina greets the eye with a deep purplish red. The nose is remarkably rich and multi-faceted, showing cleanly-delineated aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, and dried plum, lifted in turn by spicier impressions of black pepper, vanilla, cocoa powder, and espresso bean. An almost-endless finish, with abundant aromatic fruit, completes a harmonious, well-balanced wine. 877397000018

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina greets the eye with a deep purplish red. The nose is remarkably rich and multi-faceted, showing cleanly-delineated aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, and dried plum, lifted in turn by spicier impressions of black pepper, vanilla, cocoa powder, and espresso bean. An almost-endless finish, with abundant aromatic fruit, completes a harmonious, well-balanced wine. 877397000018

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