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2009 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva
3.92 average rating 241 ratingsrate it
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   90(+?)
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 92
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 88
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90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2012

(100% sangiovese):  Medium ruby-red.  Brooding aromas of redcurrant, graphite, violet and spices.  Sweet and pliant in the mouth but not soft, with pure flavors of dark plum, redcurrant and gunflint.  Finishes with noble tannins and good backbone.  This is currently still folded in on itself:  I'd cellar it another two years prior to opening a bottle.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Excellent Chianti
01/28/2014
by Kleeman13952282
As good as any Chianti that I can remember and an excellent value. Should have bought two cases
Builds up steam
07/01/2014
by ballard11953863
First bottle was just ok. Second bottle really shined after opened 3 hours. This wine will need more time in cellar- another year to come together. Rated 89-90 pts.
04/07/2014
by CabernetSauvignon521818
As delicious as any Chianti Classico we've tasted. The first sip had a surprise burst of fruit flavor with a pleasant finish. Our first Wineaccess purchase, and a good one!

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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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