Rocca delle Macie ‘Riserva di Fizzano’ Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2005

Sangiovese from Italy - Tuscany
Review Date : 10-Feb-2011
Regarded as Rocca delle Macie's ‘first cru', this is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot from the 35 ha ‘Fizzano' estate fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine then aged in 35 hl large French oak, with a small portion in barriques. A very traditional wine in outlook, this has a full, dark, deep, garnet-ruby colour with slight bricking on edge. The bouquet is very full and layers of complex aromatics - cooked dark plums, savoury game, forest, earth sandalwood and cedar - flow from the glass. Very dry, seriously constructed and full-bodied, the flavours are in the secondary spectrum, with dried fruits and herbs, truffle and cedar featuring. The extraction level is high, resulting in a firm and dry mouthfeel. Fruit and good acidity are at the core, behind the grip. The tannins may outlive the fruit, but this will be a majestic wine for the next 15+ years. 18.5+/20 Feb 2011 RRP $54.99

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