1998 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale
This 100% Sangiovese from the Bucerchiale Vineyard (an older plot of vineyard planted in original Sangioves clones)is simply a superb wine, with a solid structure and fine tannins. A wine made for long aging as indicated by the bottles in Selvapiana's cellars dating back to 1947 and 48. "Intense aromas of ripe fruit, flowers and hints of wood. Full-bodied, with rich, silky tannins and a long, long finish. A tight and well-structured red for aging. Best after 2004."Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines ...
Vintage ChartRating for Italy-Tuscany: 86 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: quite possibly over the hill<br/>