Nipozzano 2009 is a lovely ruby-red. The nose opens with dark wild berries and cherry, hints of cotton candy and pleasant floral notes of lilac and chocolate. The spicy component emerges with nuances of clove and green peppercorn. The palate is characterized by a distinct tactile approach in which the stamp of the terroir is underlined by a lively minerality. The tannin texture is thight but not sharp, which is also an expression of the uniqueness of the soils of Nipozzano. The finish returns to the intense fruity notes already identified on the nose.
Serve with barbecued meat and beef stews or aged cheeses.
"Offers mature aromas and flavors of forest floor, dried fruit, sweet spice and leather, all matched to a bright profile.
Remains light-footed, lingering on the finish."
"The 2009 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano is very pretty. Veins of minerality support an expressive core of dark red berries in this silky, long Chianti. The 2009 impresses for its persistence and fine overall balance. Ideally, the 2009 is enjoyed while the fruit retains its vibrancy."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright, full ruby. High-toned aromas of red berries, violet and wild herbs. Dense and sweet but also juicy, with a creamy, fine-grained texture to the complex flavors of red and black fruits and exotic dried herbs. Nicely energetic Chianti, finishing with sweet tannins and excellent length."
International Wine Cellar
"Very fruity with blackberries and violets on the nose and palate. Full body, with modern tannins and a crisp, fruity and minerally aftertaste. This is always excellent value. Drink or hold."
There is nothing wrong with this wine. 4 different rating services rated it 90 Pts; are they all wrong? This wine is not good (as very few are)out of the bottle. Between 3.5 and 4.0 hrs. in the decanter and you have a lovely inexpensive bottle of wine.
Light & Fruity
Unremarkable Chianti. Taste was a little flat with an OK finish. Nothing really interesting. Not offensive and not remarkable so three stars.