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2006 Felsina - Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva (Berardenga) Sangiovese - Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Classico - Red

Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Classico

Red Sangiovese
Producer Notes

Felsina, for all of its current, well-deserved respect and fame, is the product of an ancient and humanitarian history. In the 12th century this estate was a roadside hospital directed by Benedictine monks who tended to the pilgrims and merchants traveling the Strata de Rancia.

The winery is located within the most south-eastern part of the Chianti Classico zone near Siena. In 1961,... More »

Score
90
Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2025 VF: 2008-2016
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Author Victor
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.549%
Tasted On 12/22/2010
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Author flavio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.828%
Tasted On 10/16/2010
Drink Dates 2010
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Author Tyler M
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 03/08/2010
Drink Dates 2012-2025

Crimson rim with red-purple core. Quite dark, but with good clarity. Black fruit and mild sweet oak on the muted nose. Palate shows dark, plummy and overripe sweet cherry fruit, with high glycerin levels, medium-plus to high tannins, medium-minus acidity, some medicinal flavors, nice minerality, talc, full body, and some background forest scents. Long, 60+ second finish full of plummy fruit and powdery tannins. This is excellent with plenty of room to get better.

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Author SurgPA05
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.756%
Tasted On 03/04/2010

Dark ruby red in color. Clean developing bouquet of earth, graphite and dark fruit. Medium bodied on the palate with black cherry, and diminishing oak again. Tannins are very high at the end coating the teeth but they work with this one. Not an overtly complex wine, but enjoyable and classic

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Author Jenn
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.258%
Tasted On 06/11/2009
Drink Dates 2014-2026
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