Nipozzano Riserva is a lovely ruby-red. The nose opens with dark wild berries and cherry, hints of candy floss 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 tight 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.
Pair with barbecued meat and beef stews, aged cheeses.
"Black cherry, spice, tobacco and earth flavors prevail in this
dense red. The tannins verge on being gritty in texture, yet
there's adequate acidity to keep this fresh. Best from 2016
"Bright aromas of cherries and flowers follow through to a full body with beautiful fruit and fine tannins. Vivid aftertaste of ripe fruits. A go-to Tuscan red for everyone. Drink or hold.
"The 2010 Chianti Rufina Nipozzano Riserva shows great balance and purity with bright fruit tones of plum, blackberry and sweet spice. It's an easy-drinking expression that would pair with pasta and wild boar sauce or roast beef. A bright point of acidity helps to keep the palate refreshed."
The Wine Advocate
Big & Bold
Can't beat this for the price. Liked the first bottle so well that I had to order 3 more. And, not sure why but I like the 2010 just a bit more than the 2009. Either one is great with red sauce, steak (rare, of course)bbq, or just by itself
Big & Bold
Love this wine with any pasta dish
Earth & Spicy
Nice wine but not sure I liked it as much as the reviewers. First day seemed out of balance with lots of dry tannins. Much better on day 2 with sweet cherry flavors and plenty of sweet spices.Just expected more.