August 2021: James Suckling Reviews SELVAPIANA

~~~ The Scores Are IN! ~~~

August 23, 2021

Eagle-eyed Instagram followers were sure to see Jame Suckling’s post last week – he announced he had just finished the reviews for Selvapiana!

With COVID, Fattoria Selvapiana had missed sending a vintage for James Suckling to review.  We all saw this post, waited patiently, knowing that Mr. Suckling has been a big fan of the Fattoria’s organic wines from Chianti Rufina over the years.

His reviews did not disappoint.  These are THE BEST scores that Selvapiana has ever received from James Suckling.

The following Selvapiana wines were reviewed:

96 Points

Blackcurrants, blackberries, violets and hints of dark chocolate on the nose. Full-bodied and rich with layers of fruit and ripe tannins. Flavorful finish. This is just a baby really, but shows really clean and beautiful fruit. Drink after 2024.

93 Points

Black cherry, crushed stone and citrus fruit on the nose. Aromatic and pleasing. Medium-bodied with vivid fruit and a fresh finish. Very typical Chianti Rufina with subtle, clean fruit and bright acidity. Drink now.

95 Points

Wow. What glorious aromas of pure fruit with black cherries and currants. Really floral, too. Orange peel and tangerines. Full-bodied with really focused, polished tannins that coat your mouth, yet remain fine and beautiful. Goes on for minutes. Drinkable now, but much better in 2023 when it will have softened and come together.

94 Points

Lots of black cherries, violets and dark wood, such as mahogany on the nose. Full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins that show plenty of structure and power. Really polished. This can age wonderfully and needs at least three to four years to come together.

94 Points

A very pure and beautiful red with cherry and strawberry. Subtle spice, such as nutmeg and cedar. Orange peel, too. Medium to full body. Firm, silky tannins melt nicely into the wine. Fresh and clean finish. A little tight at the end. A beautiful single-vineyard Chianti Rufina with structure. Drinkable now, but better after 2023, when it will have softened a little.

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