This is a knockout Chianti Riserva from Selvapiana.
96 POINTS, James Suckling, formally of Wine Spectator. "The pure sangiovese character is so impressive and enticing; this frames bark, dried rosemary, rose petals, cedar, burnt orange peel, truffles and earth. The tannins are so firm and serious, while the forthright acidity is the perfect combination. Layers of taut but plush red fruit and continual, savory and umami undertones. Superb."
94 POINTS, Vinous. "The 2016 Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale is a dark, brooding wine. Swaths of tannin make a first impression. Gradually, black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves, leather and menthol start to emerge. This potent, massively tannic Chianti Rufina is going to need a number of years to come around. There is plenty of depth, but the elements are totally put together. The 2016 finishes with tremendous substance and gravitas. I expect the 2016 will always remain a brute."
96 POINTS, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate. "There is a symphony of dark fruit with black cherry, plum, spice and sweet tobacco. I am particularly attracted by a distant hint of medicinal or menthol herb that I also discovered in...
Awesome Tuscan value! Think mini Super Tuscan with a richness that is balanced by earthy, elegant, fresh red fruit and spice. A lot of wine for the money here. Pair with with a meat-lovers pizza for pure joy!
94 POINTS, The Wine Advocate. "The wine's bouquet reveals classic Brunello characteristics of wild berry, forest floor, pressed rose petal, crushed stone and spice. You also get those typical balsam and herbal tones that are so specific to Montalcino. In...