Nipozzano is one of our long standing favorite wines. One of those wines that has never let us down: I can't remember a single bottle of this wines during the last 8 vintages that was not at least good and enjoyable. It's reasonably priced (16-17 Euros) and widely available. Although 2002 was not a great vintage, Frescobaldi's team was successful in creating this excellent wine.
Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2002
Medium dark and deep color. This opened with red fruit but quickly changed to blackberries, black cherries and tobacco. It's full bodied and has enough tannins to carry the wine for another 3-4 years. Very balanced, with good acidity and excellent finish. 91