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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Chianti Rùfina Castello di Nipozzano Riserva Montesodi
$23.99 USD
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Wine Details

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Eye - Medium to deep purple colour with a hint of brick red at the rim. Nose - Really ripe on the nose with classic Sangiovese aromas of black cherry stone, blackberry, pepper, leather and above all a herbal, oregano edge. Also some new oak from the aging. Fine yet complex. Palate - The palate is supple and smooth on the attack, velvety and fruity with redcurrant jam and strawberry. It then fills out in the mid-palate and finishes with all the herbal elegance of top Sangiovese overlain with a touch of new oak. Creamy and long

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    i know this wine very well. this is NOT one of the better years. Contrary to the other review, i would not age this wine more than a few years. nonetheless, still a nice, consistent Chianti; well balanced and good fruit on the palate.

    over 1 year
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    Very good. Had with ribeye, also good with marinara & fish. 19.99 at wine.com!

    almost 3 years
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    excellent, style Brolio

    over 6 years
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    Valentines day

    over 2 years
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    peppery nose

    almost 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2015
  • Wine Spectator
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/29/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/29/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/29/2014