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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 1997
Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 1997
(search item no. 9857)
Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense ruby red in color. The bouquet is fruity with scents of iris and violet. This is a robust, well balanced and structured Chianti with deep cherry flavors and firm tannins. Recommended with hearty vegetable soups and pastas in meat sauces. Excellent with grilled meat and game as well as aged cheeses.
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About Badia a Coltibuono:

Badia a Coltibuono, or "The Abbey of good harvest," lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, between Florence and Siena. The Abbey is approximately two thousand years old, but history records date the property back to the Etruscan civilizations of the 3rd century BC. Today, the estate is composed of vineyards, chestnut, walnut and olive trees, all of them lying on one of the best sites in the Chianti area, where the soil is very rich and the climate is mild and sunny all year round. Badia a Coltibuono is very proud to produce some of Tuscany's finest and most noble wines.