2004 Felsina, Chianti Classico Riserva, Rancia (RT97) At age 17 much has already evolved in this world class bottling, but there is still more to unfurl ahead. While aged in 100% new French oak, there is not an iota showing in the aromatic profile. Dark brooding garnet, almost looking impenetrable for 100% Sangiovese. Shows an equally deep, masculine bouquet with notes of black cherry, blackberry bramble, dusty Tuscan scruff and rich, iron-laden loam. This is a stunning expression of Berardenga Sangiovese! The palate is mind-blowingly clean, precise, and sophisticated with a refined silky texture, gorgeously ripe fruit, sumptuous acid and superbly ripe, sweet tannins. One of the benchmark Chianti Classic Riservas, buy this and cellar it! The 2004 is just now breaking into its early peak drink window and will develop and show fabulously for many years to come. Drink now-2039+