25 Ratings
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva

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(1997 Vintage) 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot Brilliant ruby colour with cherry aromas and chocolate overtones. It is intensely fruity and complex, yet round, with soft tannins and velvety. The latter part of winter and the beginning of Spring were very mild for the time of year and also very dry. This produced early budding - some 10 days earlier than average. In April the temperature suddenly dropped, causing an arrest in the growth of the buds. The summer was very hot and sunny and this weather continued for t...

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    Tasted by theoves on 5/4/2010 & rated 90 points: Still drinking nicely, but I was a bit nervous. I have one more bottlle and I'll be opening it shortly. I had this with a grilled filet and it was perfect. Still some good fruit left and it's a good, complex wine. But it will be fading pretty soon. (1768 views)

    almost 5 years
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  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/31/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2015
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04