Lots of intense fruit character of ripe plums, orange peel and chocolate follow through to a medium body, fine tannins and a savory finish. Old vines make a difference in the quality here. Drink now.
93 points, James Suckling (Aug 2016)
The 2013 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano Vecchie Viti is elegant and sophisticated with mild and somewhat tame intensity all the while. This wine hits all the right sweet spots as a food-friendly Tuscan red that would taste great next to pasta with wild boar ragù. I enjoyed the linearity, honesty and the straightforward nature of this wine.
92 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 227 - Oct 2016)
Black currant, cherry, herb and mineral aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this vibrant, elegant red. Firm, balanced and long, showing consistency from beginning to end. Drink now through 2025. 1,350 cases imported.
91 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Jul 2017)
Hailing from the oldest vines on the Castello Nipozzano estate, this offers enticing aromas of fragrant violet, iris, perfumed berry, aromatic herb and baking spice. Made with Sangiovese and small percentages of Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Canaiolo, the silky, linear palate offers wild cherry, crushed raspberry, clove and a hint of licorice framed in smooth tannins and fresh acidity.
91 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Mar 2017)