2011 Felsina Chianti Classico Rancia RiservaSangiovese from Italy
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- 94+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 94 Gilbert & Gaillard
- 94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 92 Wine Spectator
94+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"A wine of incredible density, the 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is virtually impenetrable, but dazzling just the same. Rose petal, mint, sage, rosemary, leather and smoke hit the palate in a voluptuous, racy Rancia. The 2011 should drink well earlier than many other recent vintages, but it should also age nicely. The fine, silky tannins are a bit uncharacteristic for a young Rancia. Over the last few years, the 2011 has really started to come together. It will be interesting to see where things go from here."
94 Gilbert & Gaillard
Brilliant ruby. A full, complex range of aromatics on the nose: Indian ink, liquorice, rhubarb on top of pleasurable notes of morello cherry, mint and rose petals. Acidity is toned down by the suppleness of the palate and the right balance of tannins.
94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"From the 6.25-hectare Rancia vineyard, the 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia shows a more elaborate and stylized personality with ripe fruit tones, bursting cherry, perfumed violets and rose petal. Those floral notes add a feminine touch to what is in fact a wine of power and determination. It shows a beautiful evolution in the glass as well, with dusty mineral notes that add to the overall elegance of the dry, polished finish. This is one of the best Riservas of 2011."
93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"A red with beautiful depth of fruit. Lots of chocolate, blackberry and nutty character. Full and juicy. So delicious now. Will age beautifully. One of the classic Chianti Classico riservas. This is a beauty. Drink or hold."
92 Wine Spectator
Dusty tannins keep a tight grip on the cherry, tobacco and earth notes in this rich red. Offers flashes of ripe fruit early before turning lean and firm. Be patient or match with food for now. Shows a more rustic side of Rancia. Best from 2018 through 2030. 4,000 cases made. –BS
94+ - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
94 - Gilbert & Gaillard
94 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
92 - Wine Spectator
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|