Fèlsina Chianti Classico Berardenga Rancia Riserva 2016

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
AG 96
WA 96
JS 96
WS 95
WE 94
13.5% ABV
Item # 702215

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96+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$60 list] The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is powerful, rich and explosive, with tremendous drive. Even so, several bottles have been quite closed. That is probably a very good sign for the long-term, but readers should not plan on touching a bottle anytime soon. A wine of vertical drive and aromatic nuance, the 2016 Rancia is super-complexed. Only with a few hours of air does it show the nuances and layers that were so evident from barrel. The 2016 is a painfully stubborn wine in the early going, but it will offer superb drinking pleasure for those who can wait. Drink: 2024-2046. (Aug 2019)"

96 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia knocks it out of the park. Like the other new releases from Fèlsina, this pure expression of Sangiovese needs more time to evolve and improve with bottle age. But even at this young stage, you are made fully aware of the beautiful intensity and complexity of the quality fruit at its core. There is so much energy and tension here, further reinforced by the fresh acidity of the vintage. There are vibrant tones of wild cherry, raspberry and spice, followed up by white truffle and tilled earth. Drink: 2020-2040. (May 2019)"

96 points James Suckling: "A decadent Chianti Classico Riserva that shows plenty of cedar, spices, leather, wet earth and tobacco, but also really fresh undertones of dried orange rind and strawberries. Integrated and structured on the palate with a velvety mouthfeel and mouth-refreshing acidity. Drink now or hold. (6/16/19)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "[$60 list] This features ripe, juicy black cherry and black currant fruit, with licorice, earth and tobacco flavors. Firm tannins frame the elements, imparting structure and complexity for the long haul. Terrific texture. Best from 2022 through 2042. (9/4/19)"

94 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "Varietal aromas of violet, plum and black-skinned berry shape the nose on this fragrant, polished red. On the fresh, delicious palate, velvety tannins accompany juicy wild cherry, crushed raspberry and baking spice. It's nicely balanced, with bright acidity. Alcohol 13.5%. (Apr 2020)"
96+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$60 list] The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is powerful, rich and explosive, with tremendous drive. Even so, several bottles have been quite closed. That is probably a very good sign for the long-term, but readers should not plan on touching a bottle anytime soon. A wine of vertical drive and aromatic nuance, the 2016 Rancia is super-complexed. Only with a few hours of air does it show the nuances and layers that were so evident from barrel. The 2016 is a painfully stubborn wine in the early going, but it will offer superb drinking pleasure for those who can wait. Drink: 2024-2046. (Aug 2019)"

96 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia knocks it out of the park. Like the other new releases from Fèlsina, this pure expression of Sangiovese needs more time to evolve and improve with bottle age. But even at this young stage, you are made fully aware of the beautiful intensity and complexity of the quality fruit at its core. There is so much energy and tension here, further reinforced by the fresh acidity of the vintage. There are vibrant tones of wild cherry, raspberry and spice, followed up by white truffle and tilled earth. Drink: 2020-2040. (May 2019)"

96 points James Suckling: "A decadent Chianti Classico Riserva that shows plenty of cedar, spices, leather, wet earth and tobacco, but also really fresh undertones of dried orange rind and strawberries. Integrated and structured on the palate with a velvety mouthfeel and mouth-refreshing acidity. Drink now or hold. (6/16/19)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "[$60 list] This features ripe, juicy black cherry and black currant fruit, with licorice, earth and tobacco flavors. Firm tannins frame the elements, imparting structure and complexity for the long haul. Terrific texture. Best from 2022 through 2042. (9/4/19)"

94 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "Varietal aromas of violet, plum and black-skinned berry shape the nose on this fragrant, polished red. On the fresh, delicious palate, velvety tannins accompany juicy wild cherry, crushed raspberry and baking spice. It's nicely balanced, with bright acidity. Alcohol 13.5%. (Apr 2020)"
Product SKU 702215
Producer Fèlsina
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Chianti Classico DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Designation Riserva
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
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