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Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale

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2020 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

93 Pointz James Suckling

“Savory and complex nose with a meaty, earthy undertone to the orange rind, iron, baking spices, leather, and ripe plums. Juicy and firm on the palate with a medium to full body and abundant, mealy tannins. Long and caressing finish. Drink or hold.”

2019 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

94 Pointz James Suckling

“This has aromas of wild raspberries, plums, almond blossom, sandalwood, clay, and green olives on the nose. Medium-bodied with fine, creamy tannins. Supple and transparent. Very fine. Even better from 2024.”

94 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“Bricks and Bing cherries and an almost ethereal aroma of orange blossom on top of crushed rock and graphite are on the nose, with more savory notes of leather and spice developing on the palate, emphasized by the austerity of chalky tannins.”

93 Pointz Wine Spectator

“A racy red, with high-pitched aromas of tart cherry and rose hip signaling the bracing acidity. Intense, picking up wild herbs, mineral, leather, and a smoky note on the palate. Shows excellent balance and length. Best from 2025 through 2042.”

2018 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

94 Pointz James Suckling

“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.”

91 Pointz Wine Spectator

“Savory, balsamic aromas and flavors of wild herbs and Tuscan scrub are a nice foil for the ripe cherry and macerated plum fruit in this expressive red, which is balanced and lively on the long finish. Drink now through 2028. 4,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported.”

2017 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

95 Pointz James Suckling

“Very intense blackberries and spice with some earth and violets. Really complex. Full-bodied with layers of ripe tannins, yet they are firm and formed. Shows how well this cool area does in a hot vintage. Attractive now, but needs time to open. Try after 2023.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

97 Pointz Decanter

“Fattoria Selvapiana is one of Rùfina's modest superstars, defined by its very low-key profile and red wines that combine generously free-flowing fruit and faultless terroir expression. The lovely light tang in every sip stems from a mix of clay-limestone that provides fatness and juiciness, while schist or galestro engenders underlying depth. Organic.”

2016 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

96 Pointz James Suckling

“The pure Sangiovese character is so impressive and enticing; this frames bark, dried rosemary, rose petals, cedar, burnt orange peel, truffles, and earth. The tannins are so firm and serious, while the forthright acidity is the perfect combination. Layers of taut but plush red fruit and continual, savory, and umami undertones. Superb. Drink from 2024.”

96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Editor’s Choice

“Loaded with personality, this opens with aromas of forest floor, new leather, camphor, and ripe black-skinned fruit. The palate boasts an earthy elegance reminiscent of top Burgundies, showcasing ripe black cherry, crushed raspberry, truffle, star anise, and a hint of salted game. Firm, fine-grained tannins provide support while fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2022-2036.”

94 Pointz Vinous

“The 2016 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale is a dark, brooding wine. Swaths of tannin make a first impression. Gradually, black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves, leather, and menthol start to emerge. This potent, massively tannic Chianti Rufina is going to need a number of years to come around. There is plenty of depth, but the elements are totally put together. The 2016 finishes with tremendous substance and gravitas. I expect the 2016 will always remain a brute.”

93 Pointz Wine Spectator

“Dark and brooding, this red features ripe black cherry, blackberry, wild herb, earth, and iron flavors. Gains in richness, density, and ripeness what it loses in freshness, though shows fine balance and length. Drink now through 2028.”

2015 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection

“Combining an irresistible pairing of earthy elegance and age-worthy structure, this fragrant, focused red boasts heady scents of smoke, wild berry, pipe tobacco, sunbaked earth, and rose petal. The taut linear palate shows lovely tension, delivering juicy Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, baking spice, and licorice framed in youthfully firm but refined tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance and energy. Drink 2022 - 2035.”

93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2015 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale is a generous and exuberant expression of Sangiovese that remains ever­faithful to its traditional and territory-driven roots. This wine speaks with a Tuscan tongue, giving voice to wild berry, earthy truffle, and aromas of Mediterranean herb. The finish is softly fruity with subtle structure (which is firm and binding nonetheless) and fresh acidity.”

92 Pointz Wine & Spirits

“After a few hours open, this wine's notes of green herbs and sappy twigs evolve toward woodsy mushroom, adding depth to the ripe berry flavors. Tightly wound, it will benefit from decanting, or several years in the cellar.”

91 Pointz Vinous

“The 2015 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigento Bucerchiale is powerful, dense, and quite structured. Readers will have to be patient with this strapping, tannic Riserva, but there is more than enough stuffing and pedigree to allow the 2015 to develop into a gorgeous wine in a few years' time. Wild cherry, sweet tobacco, mint, and dried flowers add layers of nuance on the potent finish.”

2014 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

No Wine Made this Year.

2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

94 Pointz James Suckling

“This is a deliciously decadent Chianti Rufina with aromas and flavors of berries, cherries, wet leaves, and coffee. Full body, chewy tannins, and a flavorful finish. Drink now or hold.”

94 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection

“This opens with enticing scents of blue flower, ripe dark-skinned berry, new leather, vanilla, and sandalwood. Elegant and full-bodied, the palate delivers crushed raspberry, wild cherry, truffle, and chopped herb, while intense licorice notes linger on the long finish. Fine-grained tannins and bright acidity provide impeccable balance. Drink through 2025.”

93 Pointz Vinous

“A host of dark red cherry, iron, plum, smoke, licorice, and dark spice infuse the 2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rùfna Vigneto Bucerchiale. Pliant and dense, with tightly wound tannins, the 2013 is going to need at least a few years to unwind. There is plenty to look forward to for those who can wait. Despite its midweight structure, the 2013 packs quite a punch to match its decidedly virile personality.”

93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale is a fantastic interpretation with seamless balance and carefully measured intensity. The wine opens to bright cherry and cassis aromas that are wrapped within a delicate veil of balsam or Mediterranean herb. The mouthfeel is silky and long with a good amount of power to move it smoothly over the palate. Selvapiana shows excellent results in this vintage.”

93 Pointz Wine Spectator

“Sweet wood smoke, plum, and cherry pervade this dense red, which mellows with air, find a nice harmony and lingering on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2026.”

2012 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

92 Pointz Vinous

“Sweet red cherry, raspberry, rose petal, mint and spice are some of the many notes that give the 2012 Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina Vigneto Bucerchiale its refined, perfumed personality. One of the more elegant recent editions of the Bucerchiale, the 2012 is all about grace. This is an especially bright, lithe Riserva from Selvapiana. All the elements fall in place effortlessly.”

92 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2012 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale shows a bit more ripeness and succulence compared to the 2013 edition. In fact, this vintage saw a hotter and drier summer growing season. The Riserva is softly layered and thick with ripe cherry, blackberry, mocha, and evident spice. I would recommend this wine for more immediate consumption and suggest drinking it within the next five years.”

92 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“Ripe berry, new leather, dark spice, and a balsamic note are some of the aromas you'll find in this full-bodied red. The firm palate offers black cherry, fresh mint, and clove set against a backbone of fine-grained tannins that lend polish and structure. It's already impressive but will continue to develop. Drink 2020-2030.”

2011 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

92 Pointz Vinous

“Sweet tobacco, cedar, leather, game, smoke, and menthol are all pushed forward in 2011 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale. The warm, early ripening vintage has produced an uncharacteristically approachable, young Riserva that is already quite expressive. I expect the 2011 will only continue to grow with more time in bottle.”

91 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The excellent 2011 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale shows distinctive and attractive tones of cherry cola, balsam herb, tea leaf, chopped mint, and blue flower. The aromas are ethereal, pure and show beautiful vertical lift from the glass. Although the nose is decidedly feminine in approach, the mouthfeel feels masculine with lingering flavors of wet earth and leather. The aromas are true to the territory.”

91 Pointz Wine & Spirits

“The 2011 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale feels tight yet juicy, sprinkled with dusty tannins that allow the black cherry and plum flavors to wash through, and black spice that leave a buzzing sensation. Savory herbs add a rich autumnal character that would complement porchetta.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

92 Pointz Decanter

“Delicate aromas of subtle herbs and oak. The palate is elegant and fresh with flavours of red berries, liquorice, and plum to finish, balanced, ripe, smooth tannins. Drink 2017-2022.”

2010 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale Reviews

No Wine was made this Year.


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