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2009 Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

Bright red. Highly perfumed aromas of violet, red cherry and minerals on the knockout nose. Bright and fresh in the mouth, with zippy red fruit cocktail flavors. Finishes bright and long, with excellent clarity and lightly peppery tannins. The best young Chianti Classico by Rampolla in some time.

92+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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