Wine Advocate 91 points - The excellent 2011 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.
Vinous 92 points - Sweet tobacco, cedar, leather, game, smoke and menthol are all pushed forward in Selvapiana’s 2011 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.
92+ Points (Sep 2015)