2011 Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina (750ml)

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Nipozzano Riserva

Nipozzano Riserva is a lovely ruby-red. The nose opens with dark wild berries and cherry, hints of candy floss and pleasant floral notes of lilac and chocolate. The spicy component emerges with nuances of clove and green peppercorn. The palate is characterized by a distinct tactile approach in which the stamp of the terroir is underlined by a lively minerality. The tannin texture is tight but not sharp which is also an expression of the uniqueness of the soils of Nipozzano. The finish returns to the intense fruity notes already identified on the nose.


91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Absolutely decadent and chewy rich from start to finish, the 2011 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano shows the heat and voluptuousness of the vintage. The bouquet delivers soft tones of jammy red cherry, Indian spice, prune and dark chocolate. Sangiovese's streamlined sharpness and fresh acidity definitely come through on the close. Despite its broad shoulders, the wine never feels too bulky or heavy." - Monica Larner (Dec 2014)

91 Points - James Suckling:

"A chewy, rich red with blueberry and blackberry character, a full body and a firm tannin backbone. Always an excellent, well-structured Chianti. Drink or hold." - (October 20th, 2014)

90 Points & Smart Buy - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"The cherry and raspberry flavors are singed by black pepper in this elegant, vibrant red. Firms up, ending with fine length and a spicy aftertaste. Drink now through 2019. 28,500 cases imported." – BS (Aug 31, 2015)

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Aromas of dark berry, menthol, leather and savory herb take shape in the glass. The refined palate offers ripe morello cherry, cinnamon, white pepper, eucalyptus, sage and a hint of orange zest. It’s smooth and well balanced with supple tannins." - Kerin O’Keefe (7/1/2015)