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2008 Felsina, Fattoria di Fontalloro Toscana

  • Sangiovese
  • 750ML
  • WA94
  • ST93
  • JS93
  • WS90

Reviews

WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The 2008 Fontalloro is the yin to the Rancia's yang. It is also characteristically beautiful open and expressive at this stage. Layers of sweet red fruit flowers and spices blossom effortlessly from the 2008... The 2008 Fontalloro is the yin to the Rancia's yang. It is also characteristically beautiful open and expressive at this stage. Layers of sweet red fruit flowers and spices blossom effortlessly from the 2008 Fontalloro. The intensely saline finish that is present in the Rancia is found in Fontalloro as well. I am usually not the biggest fan of Fontalloro but there is no denying the superb pedigree and sheer class of the 2008. This is a wonderfully sophisticated polished wine from Felsina. In 2008 the slightly drier microclimate at Fontalloro vis-a-vis Rancia is the main reason this wine is such a huge success in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2026.
ST93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Good full deep red. Sexy nose offers bitter red cherry raspberry rose petal and a whiff of loam. Juicy sweet and enticing with lovely elegance and energy to the flavors of red fruits and candied ginger. Firm but... Good full deep red. Sexy nose offers bitter red cherry raspberry rose petal and a whiff of loam. Juicy sweet and enticing with lovely elegance and energy to the flavors of red fruits and candied ginger. Firm but harmonious tannins stand out on the rising very pure finish. This essence of sangiovese is a remarkably successful wine in this vintage.
JS93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
A solid red with plums and chocolate and hints of coffee bean. Full and velvety with a lovely balance and an intense finish. A little reserved now but beautiful. Best in 2012.
WS90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Though bright and elegant sporting cherry and raspberry flavors this red is lean and dominated by tea and tobacco notes on the firm finish. Sangiovese. 2750 cases made. -BS