Fattoria di Poggiopiano La Tradizione Chianti Classico 2006


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By Josh Raynolds
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 07
($50) Saturated red. Strongly aromatic nose offers a sexy bouquet of red and dark berry preserves, bitter cherry and dried flowers. A subtle vanillin oak note comes up with air but adds complexity rather than causes distraction. Fleshy and sweet, with impressively concentrated raspberry and blackberry flavors underscored by suave minerality and a candied licorice quality. Soft tannins build on the finish, adding grip and focus. Lots of flavor without excess weight or fat here. 92 points
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti Classico
Brand Fattoria di Poggiopiano
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Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Chianti Classico La Tradizione flows onto the palate with masses of rich dark fruit, mocha, chocolate and French oak. The Tradizione is anything but, as it is an extroverted, loaded Chianti Classico far out on the spectrum in terms of its sheer density. Of course, Poggiopiano excels with this style and the Tradizione is another in a line of fine efforts from this property. The generous French oak adds considerable volume, texture, along with scents of mocha, chocolate and spices. A warm, resonating finish rounds this full-throttle Chianti out nicely. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026.