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Community Tasting Notes (18) Avg Score: 90.0 points

  • Just a very nice and well rounded Chianti. Drinking well now but can see more age. Good balance, good extraction, nice acidity. Great food wine and QPR. Would totally buy again. High end table wine.

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  • Classical Chianti with some years ahead. Dark cherry, very savoury. With loads of acidity and dusty still gripping tannins. Clearly better with food.

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  • archetipal sangiovese with plum, cherry, cedar and a bit of chicken (my description for limestone...). good acidity and round body, lovely with food. ready to go but will last. reading the comments, I think this is a very good wine, and don't notice the international varieties, if any, in the color (transparent red without any purple/violet) or on the nose.

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  • Quite an intense, expressive nose of dusty, dark sour cherry, tobacco and some dried fruit action. Instantly recognizable as a Chianti but the fruit comes off just a bit too overripe/liquorish for my taste. On the palate medium bodied but very chewy, with high acidity and oversized, gripping tannins (I blame you, Cabernet). Very dry and savoury, with a good deal of darkish sour cherry fruit. Indeed the flavor profile quite obviously reveals the existence of French grape varieties in the blend, which is not something I enjoy in a Chianti. Hugely structured and while enjoyable with food, falls apart a bit on the finish, which is a bit thin and boring. There is a lot here that I love in Chianti and other Sangiovese-dominated wines but in the end I'm still left craving for the purer examples of the style. Considering that Panzano is such a great place to grow Sangiovese I really hope that Rampolla would remove the lesser grape varieties from the blend in the future.

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  • Are we all tasting the same wine? This was a classic, and classy, Chianti. Dark cherry and some tobacco notes, vibrant acidity, moderate alcohol, and good medium body. Hard to ask for more from a Chianti.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    July/August 2012, IWC Issue #163, (See more on Vinous...)

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    Tuscany 2009 and 2010: A World of Opposites (Jun 2012), (See more on Vinous...)

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