"The single-vineyard 2003 Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale is made from the estate's finest Sangiovese fruit. It is a ripe, powerful wine boasting explosive dark fruit, licorice, chocolate and sweet toasted oak on an ample, structured frame, with a kick from the alcohol on the finish. Today it appears that the flavors will mature faster than the tannins will resolve. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
"Intense smoky nose with enticing violet and plum sensations; dense palate with black cherry-berry flavors and a spicy close. Surprisingly fresh and refined for the vintage, with firm tannins. Great concentration and length; will age wonderfully."
The Wine News
I had an opportunity to meet this wine over the weekend, and boy, this was a straight shooter with upper management written all over it.