The 2007 Chianti Classico is a gorgeous wineendowed with superb purity in its dark fruit. This is so impressive for its textural elegance and overall finesse. In keeping with the house style, there is plenty of richness, but never heaviness. Today the Chianti Classico is understandably quite primary but it should develop plenty of noble perfume over the coming years. Still, it is open and very much accessible for readers who want to check it out today. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017.
Castello dei Rampolla is one of the benchmark properties in Tuscany, and for good reason. At their finest, these are some of the most elegant, luscious wines readers will come across. A recent bottle of the 1999 Vigna d’Alceo was easily one of the very finest Tuscan wines I have ever had the privilege of drinking.
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