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92 • Cacciata 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG $25.99.
Ruby black with a faded rim. Lightly oxidized aromas of overripe cherries and bananas, polished wood, chestnuts, and berry vinaigrette with a supple, tangy medium body and a lifted pomegranate, herb, spice, and grassy earth accented finish. Very traditional and table tuned in style. Try with rabbit stew and pasta. (tasted on Nov-25-2013)
91 • Contemassi 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG $21.99.
Dark ruby color. Aromas of dried berries, custard, pecan pie, and clay with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy peppercorn, sour cherry, kiwi and earth accented finish with chewy tannins. A great, refreshing table wine. (tasted on Nov-25-2013)
94 • Le Miccine 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva $29.95.
Dark ruby color. Rich creamy aromas of cherry custard pie, toffee, and spice with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and lovely notes of olive, pomegranate, and dried tomato on the long, cedar and earth accented finish. A great, classic, table wine. (tasted on Dec-02-2010)
91 • Tiziano 2009 Chianti Riserva DOCG $14.99. Best Buy.
Ruby with red brick rim. Aromas of nut brittle, dried cherry, olive, pepper, and clay with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and tangy, berry, spice and roasted nut nuanced with chewy tannins. Pure and classic Chianti flavor, balance and style. A great value that will be awesome with food. (tasted on Sep-03-2013)
89 • Ruffino 2008 Riserva Ducale, Chianti Classico DOCG $24.99.
Dusty ruby color. Complex aromas of baked cherries, honeycomb, leather, roasted chestnuts, and spice box with a soft, dry medium body and an apple, lemon rind, and mineral accented finish. Nicely proportioned and a great choice for the table. (tasted on Aug-27-2012)
85 • Duca di Pasquale 2005 Riserva, Chianti DOCG $10.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep ruby black color. Aromas of baked cherries, almond nougat, and delicate spice with a silky, dryish medium body and a dusty cedar and borscht accented finish. (tasted on Mar-17-2011)