(From 2009 Vintage) The 2009 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano is very pretty. Veins of minerality support an expressive core of dark red berries in this silky, long Chianti. The 2009 impresses for its persistence and fine overall balance.
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.
excellent, style Brolio
Wine SpectatorThis 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.