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Volpaia Chianti Classico 2009Volpaia Chianti Classico 2009
mb2663014$19.23
Size: 750ml.
Producer: Volpaia

WS 87 WA 89 WE 87


The spring weather was typical with a fair amount of rain between cool and warm spells. The vines budded and flowered successfully and the fruit set well. On the other hand, summer was not promising, with a very dry June followed by a hot July during which there was fortunately enough rain for the vines to develop well. In early August, as usual, the grapes turned dark, but they ripened very slowly due to a very worrying cool, wet August. Luckily the weather greatly improved at the end of the month and was beautiful throughout September and most of October, allowing the grapes to mature properly with an excellent sugar content, quantity of polyphens and aroma. The 2006 vintage has intense colour, a rich nose and excellent structure and promises to age very well.

Colour: Vivid ruby red
Nose: evident notes of red fruit and hints of cherries
Taste: smooth and good structured with a fruity aftertaste

Reviews:

"Shows lovely cherry, berry, strawberry and light milk chocolate aromas. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Drink now. 12,000 cases made. –JS " -Rated 87, Wine Spectator

"On the nose - warm blackberry, prunes, spice and cinnamon. The palate is balanced, moderately concentrated, with medium+ acidity and a medium+ level of velvety tannins. Long finish. Drink now to 2014. Tasted April 2009." -Rated 89, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"This is a clean and compact Chianti Classico designed for simple and informal occasions. The wine boasts bright berry notes and lean structure with a slightly sour finish. - M.L. (11/1/2009) " -Rated 87, Wine Enthusiast