Tuesday, 13 December 2011

2007 Vigna del Sorbo & Rancia - the final verdict

Sunday evening - the bottles have been standing in the cellar since friday whith about 5 cm left in each one. Now its time to finally evaluate these bottles.

2007 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo, Fontodi
The Vigna del Sorbo has a more rounded, warm nose with the same nice red fruit, and notes of matchboxes, vanilla oak, and wait - what is this? A dry wood element creeps up with air. Still a very good wine but the wood is not integrated yet, and by the nose on the fourth day, it could become dry with time.
The taste is fresh and tight, maybe a tad more withdrawn than day two. The tannins is young and more highlighted now. A long and warm finish. A very good wine all put together, but not enough to warrant a buy.
89p   (tasted 2011/12)

2007 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia, Felsina
This goes from clarity to clarity. On the fourth day this is even more complex, deep and harmonius, despite its young age. Scents of expensive leather, black cherries, rasberries, cookie dough and some warm road dust. Stunning wine!
The taste is big, broad over its shoulder, but at the same time flows elegantly over the tongue. Very sweet tannins. A long, intense finish with great purity. A beautiful wine that will become even better with 5+ years in the cellar. This will definitely go on the must-buy-list.
94p   (tasted 2011/12)

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