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Barone Ricasoli

Tuscany (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 3
Average Score:

Casalferro 2003 Casalferro 2003
Chianti Classico Brolio 2004 Chianti Classico Brolio 2004
Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio 2001 Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio 2001



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Casalferro 2003, Barone Ricasoli (Italy)

Casalferro 2003

Barone Ricasoli (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese, Merlot
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Tuscany) Casalferro shows a deep ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and black currant followed by aromas of violet, blackberry, vanilla, toasted wood, tobacco, menthol, mace, licorice, chocolate, cinnamon and leather. The mouth has a very good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. A well made wine. Casalferro ages for 18 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 14%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 49, February 2007



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Chianti Classico Brolio 2004, Barone Ricasoli (Italy)

Chianti Classico Brolio 2004

Barone Ricasoli (Italy)

Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Chianti Classico (Tuscany) This Chianti Classico shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry and plum followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, vanilla, tobacco and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and good roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and plum. Chianti Classico Brolio ages for 12 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

January 2007



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Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio 2001, Barone Ricasoli (Italy)

Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio 2001

Barone Ricasoli (Italy)

Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Sangiovese (85%), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Chianti Classico (Tuscany) Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and black currant followed by aromas of violet, blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, cocoa, cinnamon, mace and eucalyptus. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, black currant and plum. A well made wine. Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio ages for 18 months in barrique followed by 8 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 49, February 2007


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