2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico)

Chianti, Chianti Classico, Italy, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Tuscany

Completely different wine from the one I had nearly six months ago. Nose shows blackberry and plum along with some leather, earth and tobacco. Surprisingly funky. High acidity and silky texture that shows nice fruit in the red spectrum. Long finish and some pretty good structure. Very much in balance, but the acid is the most obvious component right this moment. I like this a lot, and it’s a great food wine. When I first opened, it was darker, less penetrable, and heavier. With 4 hours of air, this has turned silkier and more finesse driven. An absolute buy in my book.

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2 thoughts on “2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico)”

  1. I’ve purchased almost two cases of this wine and find it interesting how it has changed from release. Thanks for the update!


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