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2011 Riecine Chianti Classico
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2011 Riecine Chianti Classico

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

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - August 2014

Bright medium red.  Deep, penetrating aromas of red cherry, raspberry, crushed blackcurrant, violet and minerals.  Silky and pure, with harmonious acidity providing focus and precision to the ripe, sweet raspberry and currant flavors.  Finishes with lovely perfume, polished tannins and a sweet note of maraschino cherry.  One of the finest entry-level Chianti Classicos of 2011.

85 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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