2006 Felsina, Fattoria di Chianti Classico Berardenga Rancia Riserva

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  • Sangiovese
  • 1.5L
  • WA 96

Reviews for 2006 Felsina, Fattoria di Chianti Classico Berardenga Rancia Riserva

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
The 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is another of the truly great wines in this tasting. It is most similar in style to the 2001 for its power but also has some of the aromatic finesse and complexity of the 2004... The 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is another of the truly great wines in this tasting. It is most similar in style to the 2001 for its power but also has some of the aromatic finesse and complexity of the 2004. Layers of fruit build to the explosive huge finish. Today the 2006 is big implosive and tightly wound but it will be absolutely gorgeous in another few years. Actually it already is. Since its release a few years ago the 2006 has continued to move towards a more refined expression of Sangiovese while maintaining all of the structure it showed as a young wine. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. 96+ points. I will never forget this once in a lifetime tasting of Felsina's flagship Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia. What started out as a casual survey of a few older vintages turned into a complete vertical as proprietor Giuseppe Mazzocolin and long-time oenologist Franco Bernabei surprised me with bottle after bottle of fabulous Rancias going back to the inaugural 1983...The single biggest takeaway from this tasting is the amazing consistency of the wines across all vintages. Considering its modest price Rancia remains one the most fairly priced cellar worthy wines in the world. -Antonio Galloni