Fattoria La Ripa Chianti Classico 2008, Docg

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$19.95 (651596)

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87 pts
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April 16, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Produced from Organically-grown grapes. Open, fragrant, savoury and authentic/traditional Tuscan style Chianti here,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Nose a little restrained on this wine produced from organically-grown grapes. Some tomato leaf present on the palate...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a dark, young Chianti made from organically grown grapes. It has a fairly earthy, leathery nose with mossy...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Fattoria La Ripa Chianti Classico, which I accidentally picked up due to LCBO's inventory mistake as I was going after the 2006 Fattoria La Ripa Riserva Chianti Classico, is a medium bodied wine with nice notes of integrated cherry, cedar and thyme as well as some faint, unpleasant, funky note (bad bottle??). Tannins are refined to tannic (decant for 30 to 60 min) and the finish is medium. Drink now and for the next 5 years. My impression: NICE, 88 pts - not nearly as enjoyable as its older sibling mentioned above. Tasted Oct/11.

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