1997 Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina Riserva


  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Rùfina
Drink between 2006 - 2011 (Edit)
CT88.9 19 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • partylikeakennedy wrote: 91 points

    February 13, 2016 - Not as deep, nuanced, or satisfying as the '79. I'll always be chasing that dragon. But this is still nice, albeit lighter. Fabulous danky, musty, crunky old barnyard nose. Drafty hint of anise. Palate is light; cranberry and leather and old floorboards. Mushrooms. I'm not sure if it's past its prime, or it needs another decade in the bottle. Oh well, I guess I'll never know....can't find older bottles of this stuff anywhere. This is my last one, and the last one my source had too! Guess I'll have to stock up on their current releases and stash them away for 30+ years....

  • palbe Likes this wine: 89 points

    November 14, 2014 - Dense colour. Deep, dark cherry fruit, with notes of anise, leather and sandalwood. Still juicy and vibrant, with almost youthful substance, and a potent acidic backbone. Long. Perfect maturity in my view.

  • Audun G wrote: 88 points

    January 26, 2014 - Includes Bucerchiale grapes. Cherry aromas. Tight and tart. Dry tannins with a bitter finish. This doesn't sound good, but it was actually a stylish, well developed and serious Chianti.

  • paolonardi wrote:

    January 25, 2014 - Verticale Chianti Rùfina Fattoria Selvapiana (Radisson, Roma): (da magnum) Un naso balsamicissimo con una pungenza vegetale, mi ricorda il peperoncino fresco. Accanto un'altrettanto pungente mineralità. Non ricordo di aver sentito un naso così. Poi fiori, resina e rabarbaro. Di nuovo bocca perfetta, fresca e con nessun indizio ossidativo. C'è poi una leggera persistenza minerale molto bella. Pare una ballerina di danza classica tanto è fine.

  • LWI wrote: 93 points

    March 15, 2013 - Tuscany Tasting: Deep fruit; chewy dark cherry fruit, but still some structure and grip, mature and spicy, still some tannins left, moderate+ length. Alas, my last bottle – but a point now.

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  • By Daniel Thomases
    July/August 2000, IWC Issue #91 (link)

    (Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fattoria Selvapiana
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Rùfina

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 39 (55%)
  • Consumed 32 (45%)

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