2009 Riecine Chianti Classico
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of cherry-vanilla, blueberry and sweet coffee, with a subtle floral quality emerging with air. At once plush and juicy, showing very good depth to its dark fruit flavors; vanilla and violet nuances contribute sweetness and lift. The supple tannins arrive late on the sweet, long finish. This is hard to resist now but will still drink well five or six years down the road.
A rich version, exhibiting cherry, strawberry and rhubarb flavors allied to a vibrant structure. Harmonious and long, with dusty tannins under the fruit and spice aftertaste. Best from 2013 through 2020.
This vintage of Riecine's Chianti Classico is outstanding, they have always been one of my favorite producers but this vintage seems more complete than the last few years. This vintage the warm, supple, plump cherry fruit enriches the mid palate while the acidity stretches it long across your palate. Heavenly aromatics flow from your glass highlighting hints of earth and spice you sense on your palate that seem to stretch and repeat and repeat. Really super Chianti, this wine will put Chianti Classico back into your drinking routine. Greg St.Clair K&L's Italian Buyer