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Fattoria Di Basciano Riserva Chianti Rufina 2006 Wine Review

Fattoria Di Basciano Riserva Chianti Rufina 2006

Fattoria Di Basciano Riserva Chianti Rufina 2006

D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $25.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Fattoria Di Basciano

Agent: Joseph Cipelli Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Full-bodied and rich with dark red and black fruit aromas. A smoky finish is lovely.

This Fattoria Di Basciano Riserva Chianti Rufina 2006 was reviewed on January 8, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

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Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The 2006 Fattoria Di Basciano Chianti Rufina Riserva, originally sold for $25.95 and now for $19.95, is medium bodied, INTEGRATED to aged wine, with intense aromas of dark chocolate, smoke, leather and vanilla on the nose and red currant and cherry on the palate. It is tannic (decant for 1 to 2 hours) and the finish is medium to long. It is good to drink now or can be held for 5 more years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts - and would have been a recommended buy if still widely available (in fact, I thought this was October 15th release). Tasted Oct/11.
Gabriel Israel rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Rich smokey nose. Full body. Lots of dark fruit. Prunes. Very centered on the palate. Lacks a bit of 'width' and roundness. A bit of bitterness on the finish.
Richard rated this wine as 85/100

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