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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2008
Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2008
(search item no. 120180)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense, deep ruby red color with subtle glimmers of garnet. The wine shows a splendid, full nose with hints of blackberries and pleasant notes of tobacco and spice. In the mouth, the wine is soft with an elegant, fresh finish and a persistent, generous acidity in the aftertaste. Full of mature tannins and fruitiness.
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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.