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Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Riserva Chianti Classico 2012 Wine Review

Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Riserva Chianti Classico 2012

Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Riserva Chianti Classico 2012

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2016-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Barone Ricasoli

Agent: Churchill Cellars Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

The 2012 vintage was a strong though you'll want to decant this baby 1-2 hours before serving. Even better leave it in the cellar for a few more years at least. A truly classic Chianti in all senses, from signature aromas of dark fruit, sun-dried tomato and dried herbs, to mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes from pasta in tomato sauce to spicy sausages. Great price.

Chianti Classico food pairings: stuffed roasted turkey, steak topped pizza, pasta in tomato sauce, breaded veal cutlets.

Terrific Turkey Wine

This Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Riserva Chianti Classico 2012 was reviewed on March 19, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Points for typicity here as nothing is a surprise in this classic Chianti Riserva. Deep ruby colour with familiar aromas and flavours of dark cherry, fresh plum, baking spices, leather and dried herbs. Refreshing acidity and a fair amount of tongue coating tannins. Suggest decanting at least 2 hours prior to enjoyment. Enjoy over the next 8-10 years. Pair with meat lovers pizza, game, Italian sausage pizza or pasta , Italian meat platter.
Tasted: February 2016
A very accessible Chianti that's easy to love. Yes, the acidity is there but in balance. Attractive aromas of dark cherry, earthy nuances and some spice. This wine is a blend of mostly Sangiovese grapes, with a splash of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine received 3 (out of 3) Glasses by Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2016. Lots of acidity. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

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