Critic Reviews (4)
Community Reviews (3)
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.
If you would like to see wines I recommend and that are still available at the LCBO, please visit this link (listed in my profile):
Visit my website www.grapeselections.com
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.