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1997 Fèlsina Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva Berardenga

  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
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SKU: 70137-1997-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Blackish ruby-garnet. Sweet, forceful aromas of plum, tar, spices and chocolate. Dense, substantial flavors are relatively backward for this wine, which is usually the most approachable of the estate selections. But this is loaded with fruit and spice.
    Author: Daniel Thomases
    Issue: July/August 2000
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Fabulous Chianti Classico. Wonderful aromas of crushed blackberries and cherries. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. 3,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The dark ruby-colored 1997 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (3,000 cases) is aged two years in large wood as well as small barriques. With its chewy, powerful, meaty aromas, this wine begs to be drunk with steak. Notes of licorice, smoke, spice box, cedar, and black cherry jam can be found in this ripe, concentrated, muscular wine. Lay this one away for 2-3 years, and consume it over the following 17-18 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Purple in color. Slow legs. Blueberry. Medium bodied. Medium/Full bodied. Long finish. Truly enjoyable
    Drink Dates: 2008-2015
    Author: Ricknat1
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    Author: MikeA
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Very aged but still drinking well. Tobacco, tar, earthiness dominate.
    Author: Johnnymd
Felsina, for all of its current, well-deserved respect and fame, is the product of an ancient and humanitarian history. In the 12th century this estate was a roadside hospital directed by Benedictine monks who tended to the pilgrims and merchants traveling the Strata de Rancia.

The winery is located within the most south-eastern part of the Chianti Classico zone near Siena. In 1961, Domenico Poggiali purchased the property and 57 hectares of vineyards. His son-in-law, Giuseppe Mazzocolin, currently runs the estate with the assistance of renowned oenologic consultant Franco Bernabei and vineyard overseer Agostino Buracchi. Together, they have wrought a portfolio of wines that recognize the mystical world of Sangioveto.

The Cru Rancia and the Fontalloro are two of the premiere wines coming out of Tuscany today.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 252 bottles owned
  • 69 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 69 collectors)