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2009 Riecine Chianti Classico
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2009 Riecine Chianti Classico

Producer: Riecine
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Sangiovese
Origin: Italy
Region: Tuscany

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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , August 2012

Bright red-ruby.  Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of cherry-vanilla, blueberry and sweet coffee, with a subtle floral quality emerging with air.  At once plush and juicy, showing very good depth to its dark fruit flavors; vanilla and violet nuances contribute sweetness and lift.  The supple tannins arrive late on the sweet, long finish.  This is hard to resist now but will still drink well five or six years down the road.

90 Points | Wine Spectator

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About Italy

Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Sangiovese

The trademark of wines from Tuscany, and especially those from the region of Chianti, was once the fiasco. This straw-colored flask may carry associations of lengthy rustic meals out on the portico of a villa in the Tuscan countryside, but this romantic reverie must be interrupted with a burst of reality...
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