Ruffino

Aziano Chianti Classico Sangiovese

8.6448 ratings
8.610 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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Boris Mathiszik

Solid Chianti Classico, but not outstanding. At Osteria La Cantinetta in Firenze.

Solid Chianti Classico, but not outstanding. At Osteria La Cantinetta in Firenze.

Jul 23rd, 2017
Adam Jesberger

This Sangiovese is pretty decent for the price point. A fair amount of berry notes on the nose. Dark cherries, cherry pits and skin, acid and astringency are detectable on the nose. The palate confirms the cherries but in a tart underripe way. Also getting strawberry and raspberry notes on the finish. Theres iron flavors and metallic things going on with the palate, not to mention barnyard and turned earth with some potting soil smells. For the 15ish bucks this is a complex Sangiovese.

This Sangiovese is pretty decent for the price point. A fair amount of berry notes on the nose. Dark cherries, cherry pits and skin, acid and astringency are detectable on the nose. The palate confirms the cherries but in a tart underripe way. Also getting strawberry and raspberry notes on the finish. Theres iron flavors and metallic things going on with the palate, not to mention barnyard and turned earth with some potting soil smells. For the 15ish bucks this is a complex Sangiovese.

5 people found it helpfulJun 4th, 2014
Joanna Grayson

Terrific Italian for 15.

Terrific Italian for 15.

2 people found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2012
Todd Trzaskos

Solid #dailytable #chianticlassico sweet center sour edges. Snappy light cherry makes this a cheese slicer. #snoothvt

Solid #dailytable #chianticlassico sweet center sour edges. Snappy light cherry makes this a cheese slicer. #snoothvt

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2015
Riccardo L.

A good Chianti Classico.

A good Chianti Classico.

Dec 20th, 2015
Lenn Thompson

Publisher NewYorkCorkReport

8.4

Fine for a Tuesday night but nothing special at all.

Fine for a Tuesday night but nothing special at all.

Apr 7th, 2015
Julia Crowley

Ruffino Aziano Chianti Classico '12. Red fruit bomb w/ hints caramel and violets. #lovely texture, velvety tannins. Easy drinking.

Ruffino Aziano Chianti Classico '12. Red fruit bomb w/ hints caramel and violets. #lovely texture, velvety tannins. Easy drinking.

Mar 17th, 2015
Brian Tuite

Could have fooled me blind on pnp for a Zinfandel. Fun, easy drinking.

Could have fooled me blind on pnp for a Zinfandel. Fun, easy drinking.

Mar 11th, 2015
Laura Woods

Great aroma Good taste. Lots of tannings.

Great aroma Good taste. Lots of tannings.

Jun 19th, 2018
Jessica Haessly

Dark cherry, crushed black pepper, hint of earth, dry.

Dark cherry, crushed black pepper, hint of earth, dry.

Jun 19th, 2018