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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.
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A nice Chianti rufina Riserva from Tuscany blended with 93% Sangiovese and 7% Colorina. This riserva then spent 18 months in oak barrels and then another year in the bottle. it is full-bodied, dark colour, with rick aromas of dried fruits, vanilla and raisin. Rich and smooth tannins. i like it.
90+(?)-needs more time. beautiful texture. silky. meaty. riped black fruits. prunes. dusty tannins. long finish.
excellent by itself but great with roasted beef.
Very nice Chianti which greatly benefited from over an hour of decanting. Wished I cellared it a bit longer and found out what it would have become :). Tasted July 2012.