Rocca Delle Macìe Chianti Riserva 2005, Docg

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$15.95 (111641)

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March 20, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is third run through Vintages for this very tasty, now maturing 2005 Chianti. Great value! Shows good colour...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, fragrant floral and decidedly herbal in a good way, with dusty cherry, tar, fresh leather and baking spice....

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Randy Busbridge
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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

This light to medium bodied Chianti has integrated scents of raspberry, cherry, pine and vanilla. Tannins are refined (open for 30 – 60 min) and the finish is medium. It should get better with age – put away for couple of years. Previously, I tried its sister vintage – Rocca Delle Macìe Chianti Classico Riserva 2005 (930966) which seemed to me more complex (I didn’t take notes), but at higher price. This wine was fairly well received by my group of friends. My impression: NICE. Tasted Mar/10.

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Brian Nash
Brian Nash

David's and John's review describe the wine well: leather, cherry, bitter almond was what I got. Good value Chianti, I just could not rate it quite as high. Certainly enjoyable though.

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