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Badia a Coltibuono 2004 Occhio di Pernice Sangiovese (Vin Santo del Chianti Classico)

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Made with organically cultivated Sangiovese, this full-bodied dessert wine boasts aromas of maple syrup, apricot, candied ginger and dried clove. The palate doles out candied nectarine, maple syrup, white almond and glazed brown sugar.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
92
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Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Riserva Red (Chianti Classico)

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Made from organically-grown fruit, this savory blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% other native grapes opens with a fragrance of blue flower, red berry, spice and tilled soil. The juicy palate delivers fleshy wild cherry and ripe raspberry accented with notes of black pepper and clove alongside brooding tannins. Give this a few more years to develop complexity. Drink…

 — K.O.  (6/1/2014)
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Badia a Coltibuono 2003 Vin Santo White (Vin Santo del Chianti Classico)

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Here’s an organic Vin Santo from the heart of Chianti Classico that boasts beautiful harmony and creaminess with generous aromas of molasses, chestnut honey, dried apple and maple syrup. It is a modern, rich and opulent dessert or meditation wine with extraordinary intensity and a very high pleasure factor.

 — M.L.  (12/15/2008)
91
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Badia a Coltibuono 2012 Red (Chianti Classico)

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A classically crafted blend of organically farmed Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Colorino, this opens with alluring aromas of red berry, pressed violet, dark cooking spice and leather. The savory, linear palate doles out juicy Morello cherry, black raspberry, black pepper, grilled herb and tobacco. It’s fresh and well balanced, with firm, polished tannins.

 — K.O.  (9/1/2015)
91
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Badia a Coltibuono 2010 Riserva Red (Chianti Classico)

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Made with Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo, Colorino and Ciliegiolo, this boasts an alluring aroma of red berry, fragrant iris, anise, underbrush and a balsamic note. The bright palate offers ripe black cherry, menthol, baking spice, grilled herb and a tobacco note. It’s nicely balanced, with ripe tannins and freshness. Drink through 2020.

 — K.O.  (9/1/2015)
91
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Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Cultus Boni Red (Chianti Classico)

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At the outset, the wine features alluring aromas of blue flower, pressed powder, ripe red berry and exotic spices. The vibrant palate delivers a core of savory black cherry layered with notes of black pepper, cinnamon and espresso. It’s still tightly tannic and needs a few more years to unwind and develop complexity.

 — K.O.  (4/1/2014)
91
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Badia a Coltibuono 2004 Sangioveto Sangiovese (Toscana)

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This is a firm and organic expression of Sangiovese that delivers black fruit, plum, prune, smoke, tobacco and warm earth tones. The wine gives an intense and determined performance in the mouth and ends with lingering flavors of mature fruit and smoke.

 — M.L.  (11/1/2009)
90
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Badia a Coltibuono 2012 RS Sangiovese (Chianti Classico)

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Dark berry, pressed violet, toast and a whiff of espresso lead the nose of this savory, easy-drinking red. The ripe, round palate delivers juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, clove and mocha. It’s already extremely accessible, with supple tannins.

 — K.O.  (9/1/2015)
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