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168 Ratings
Marchesi de Frescobaldi Chianti Rùfina Castello di Nipozzano Riserva

Wine Details

Region

ChiantiTuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) The color is a ruby red of good intensity with darker purple reflections. The bouquet possesses fragrances of blueberries, blackberries and cherries which are enhanced by hints of vanilla spices. On the palate, this wine shows an enveloping yet not oppressive body while its acidic component is refreshing and at the same time enhances its great structure . The tannins are well integrated while the finish is long and persistent.Sangiovese 90%, with complementary red varieties according to appellati...

Expert Reviews
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  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2004 Vintage) If you like classic old world Italian wine, here is a nice option that we recently had with dinner @ Vincenzo’s in Chelmsford, MA. This almost black wine opened with a mild bouquet of dark berries a...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • James Suckling
    (2011 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2015
  • Wine Spectator
    (2008 Vintage) This wine has proven it can age effortlessly so enjoy its spicy, black licorice, meaty, peppery, black cherry nose but give some time to really impress. On the palate you will note a sense of freshness and elegance along with smoky, meaty, tobacco, prune, peppery, black cherry, orange peel and dried fig flavours. Fine intensity you can enjoy now with beef dishes or mushroom risotto, or wait five to seven years for it to mellow out.