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Size: 750ml
Producer: Nipozzano

WS 90 WA 89

An enticing, rather pronounced ruby red, edged with garnet. Its suite of fragrances exhibits considerable complexity, opening to dark fruit such as plum and blackcurrant, then enriched by a pungent spiciness that betrays cinnamon and clove. The attack offers dense, impressive pulp, and fine-grained tannins that marry beautifully with its alcohol; the result is a solidly-built, but not heavy or extractive, wine with a seamless, long-lingering finish.


"Offers plummy fruit, with hints of flowers, citrus and light chocolate. Medium-bodied, with a balanced and tasty palate, fine tannins and a clean finish. Structured." -Rated 90, Wine Spectator

"The 2005 Chianti Rufina Riserva is a soft, accessible, fruit-driven Chianti. It offers good length although the intensity drops off a little on the mid-palate. Ideally there might be a little more Sangiovese character. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015. I regularly find the Castello di Nipozzano wines to be the finest in the Frescobaldi family’s large portfolio of offerings." -Rated 89, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate