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Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla 2007
Chianti Classico (Tuscany), Italy
Dry Red (Cork), 15.5% abv
A beguiling perfumed and herbal nose that's juicy, moreish and inviting. A lovely elegant balance of acidity and tannin with that herbal cherry note singing through to the long finish. A surprising alcohol level – impossible to detect, such is the balance here. Find on wine-searcher.com
Score: 92/100 − £23.95 at Lea & Sandeman.
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Falstaff January 2011
93pts Chianti Classico Riserva "Bugialla" 2007
Leuchtendes, sattes Rubin. Sehr intensive
und einladende Nase, satt nach reifen
Himbeeren und Kirschen, klar. Zeigt sich am
Gaumen sehr geschmeidig, entfaltet sich mit
dichtmaschigem, feinem Tannin, schöner
Wine Spectator Oct. 2010
92pts "Primamateria" Toscana IGT Rosso 2006
The notes of blueberry and hints of cream are so enticing in this full and silk wine, which has bright acidity and a clean finish. Best after 2011.
90pts Chianti Classico 2008
A balanced and pretty wine, with blackberry and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and fruity finish. Drink now.
90pts Chianti Classico Riserva "Bugialla" 2007
There's lovely balance in this Chianti Classico, with pretty Sangiovese carachter that shows cherry aromas and flavors, with a full and polished texture. Drink now.
Decanter May 2010
Three Stars Decanter Award "Recommended" - Chianti Clasico Riserva "Bugialla" 2006
Decanter December 2009
Five Star Decanter Award (18.5/20) - Chianti Classico 2007
Lovely young Sangiovese fragrance, a little unfocused but lots going on. Toothsome mid-weight palate with a fine tannic weave, firm underlying acidity, authentic grip and punnets of wild berries on the finish.
Wine Spectator 15.10.2009
92 pts. Chianti Classico Riserva ‘Bugialla’ 2006
Perfumed and floral, with subtle strawberry and light sugary spices. Full-bodied, with silky tannins, a pretty texture and beautiful fruit. Balanced and refined. Best from 2010 through 2013.
1,080 cases made.