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Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico 2011 Wine Review

Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico 2011

Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico 2011

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 9

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2015-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Villa Cafaggio

Agent: Kirkwood Diamond Canada Partnership

Natalie's Score: 87/100

A robust, tannic, acidic Italian red wine that's medium- to full-bodied and ideal for pasta in tomato sauce or spicy sausages.

Chianti Classico food pairings: bucatini with sausage and peas, roast beef, pizza, breaded veal cutlets.

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This Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico 2011 was reviewed on December 3, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Wineboy rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

An old style beauty, with the earthy and mushroom aromas pronounced. Consistent on the palate, this shows correct SV acidity, and a perfect replay of the more earthy style of SV. This would shine with a Bolognese with a healthy handfull of mushrooms added.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The Villa Cafaggio is a classic example of the Tuscan luminary red wine. Clean pronounced aromas include: cherry, red plum, baking spices, earthy/forest floor and a touch of dried herb (sage) notes. The palate follows up with instense red berry fruit notes, baking spice (all spice), dried sage, dried mint and hints of mocha. Tannins are firm, acidity is high, body is medium-full and finish is long and delicious. This wine has glorious potential for aging, but it enjoying now pair with tomato based pastas, or consider pairIng with paella! Tasted Nov. 2015.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Rich and robust. Earthy aromas with some dried herbs (mint, savory) and currant. Nice bright acidity. A really nice wine for rich pasta sauce with sausage, or meat pizza.
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The nose from the glass draws you in! Smoke, ripe red cherry and leather aromas. A bit earthy (in a good way), spices and leather. Everything you would expect to find in a classic Tuscan Chianti Classico. Typical of Italian wines there is refreshing acidity - making this wine a great match for tomato based dishes. Lingering finish of fruit and tannins.
Valérie Dufour - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Nice aromas of spices and black berries. If you like Sangiovese because it is delicious, but also a little rough around the edges, you will like this wine. This is a Napolitana pizza and tomato sauce pasta wine made to eat with it. This kind of wine, I drink it in regular small glasses and I pretend I am in Tuscany!
Trevor Sabourin - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Raspberry, dried cherry, tobacco, leather, tar, and some gamey/barnyard aromas. Sweet red fruit, baking spices, and tobacco on the palate. Medium body and tannins, with medium high acidity.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

A traditional Chianti Classico that should pair well with a good pasta dish...

Appearance: medium ruby red
Nose: cheese, leather, flowers, cherries, earth.
Taste: cedar, leather, sour cherries, flowers, tannic. Definitely needs a good pasta with red sauce or cheese to enjoy
Finish: gritty, leather, earth, tannic, long.
Overall impression: Definitely a traditional chianti classico that needs a good pasta dish. It would probably do well if cellared a little longer so the notes can blend and the tannins relax.

Value: 2 out of 5
This Italian red wine hails from the Classico zone nestled in the centre of the Chianti region. It was awarded its DOC designation in 1716, though the wines have been made there since the 15th century (think Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo). This wine is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes. - Community Wine Reviews

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