Fattoria La Ripa Riserva Chianti Classico 2006, Docg, Produced With Organic Grapes

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$25.95 (984401)

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88 pts
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April 16, 2011

Critic Reviews (4)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

A Riserva of decided elegance and fineness, the 2006 Fattoria La Ripa will definitely please collectors for its...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Mature, savoury, complex, ready to enjoy Chianti, with nicely resolved tannins, still lively acidity and all-around...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Much more interesting than the VQPRD version in this release and with some age this has opened up nicely and is...

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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 (3)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2006 Fattoria La Ripa Riserva Chianti Classico is nicely aromatic, light to medium bodied, integrated wine. On the nose, violets, oak, smoke and abundant vanilla can be noted, whereas the palate displays cherry and more vanilla. It is well balanced, with nice acidity and tannins that are refined to tannic (decant for 30 min). The finish is medium to long and a bit chalky. I would recommend to drink this wine now or in the short term, as despite the cork being >5 cm long, it was wet almost the whole way (could have been just this bottle). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 90.5 pts - a recommended buy especially that it is on $5 off. Noteworthy is its Bronze at Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits competition 2008 award. Tasted August/11.

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Christopher Madej
Christopher Madej

A very modern and dense, concentrated Chianti. This time around there's some oak present on the nose beyond the typical Chianti cherry and plum elements, as well as a earthy, chocolatey characteristic. This is impressively concentrated, with lots of cherry and plum flavours, a hint of dark chocolate on the finish, and chewy tannins that linger on for quite a bit. Classy and well executed. This has the potential to age a bit too.

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