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Volpaia Balifico

2004 / 750 ml.

SP88RP91ST89

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Where it's produced

Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany

What's in the Bottle

Sangioveto, Cabernet Sauvignon

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Volpaia
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2004
Item #:
50122
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
720815570436
Status:
New

Volpaia Balifico  2004 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

91
91 pts.: 1st Jun 2007

The 2004 Balifico (Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon) presents herbs, bell pepper, spiced black pepper, cassis and blackberries, with a lovely, expressive personality and finessed tannins on the finish. Although it is structured and full-bodied, owing to the relatively high altitude it remains somewhat linear in style. It will benefit from another year or two in bottle, after which it should drink well to age 15. Anticipated maturity: 2009–2022.

89
89 pts.: Jul/Aug 2007

Dark red. Lead pencil, black pepper and cardamom aromas are enshrouded in a delicate oaky veneer. Very clean and fresh on the palate, with pure flavors of black cherry, blackcurrant, cedar and woodsy underbrush, and decent persistence on the smoothly tannic finish.

88
88 pts.: Oct 31, 2007

Fresh and balanced, with blackberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean finish. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2008.

: October 1, 2008

Plummy, spicy fruit. Chewy, integrated tannins. Balance, fruit and personality.