Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1997 Felsina, Chianti Classico Rancia, Tuscany, Italy

Stones, minerals, kirsch and subtle sweetness. It’s very open fruit and I’d swear that I noted some leather and Bordeaux flirting signs in it. The taste is wild with dark berries and the young contrast to the nose is striking as this wine has a lot of dry warm elements. It will gain many secondary notes in time. (93)

Mon 05 Dec, 2005

1997 Felsina, Chianti Classico Rancia, Tuscany, Italy

Talk about transformation –Rancia ’97 has always been a brutal beast – with Cabernet infected fruit, leather and even Bordeaux animalistic flirting. Now -Stunning nose – with raspberries, medicine, pencil, simply stunning clarity and complete and utterly divine Sangiovese definition. Taste is a combo between classic sangiovese dry bite – minerals, purity and Tuscan warmth. Drinking so well and have finally entered its drinking window. (94) Glass: Riedel Sommelier Bordeaux Grand Cru

Sat 16 Sep, 2006

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