2008 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve

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  • Sangiovese
  • 750ML
  • JS 97
  • WA 94
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2008 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve

JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, August 2011
The pureness of fruit is so intense here. It's also so clean and beautiful. The wine shows fabulous aromas of flowers blueberries and raspberries. It's full-bodied with chocolate licorice and plums. The texture is very... The pureness of fruit is so intense here. It's also so clean and beautiful. The wine shows fabulous aromas of flowers blueberries and raspberries. It's full-bodied with chocolate licorice and plums. The texture is very velvety. This is a wine in near perfect proportions.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2008 Flaccianello della Pieve is quite pretty even if it is a bit buttoned up. It possesses lovely perfume and sweet Pinot-like fruit backed by acidity and structure that are unquestionably those of Sangiovese. Today... The 2008 Flaccianello della Pieve is quite pretty even if it is a bit buttoned up. It possesses lovely perfume and sweet Pinot-like fruit backed by acidity and structure that are unquestionably those of Sangiovese. Today the 2008 impresses for its energy and verve. It should be a fabulous wine to drink in another few years once the tannins settle down a bit. This is yet another 2008 that has grown considerably in stature over the last year. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2023. This complete vertical of Fontodi's flagship 100% Sangiovese Flaccianello was yet another of the remarkable tastings of my recent trip to Tuscany. Flaccianello is an interesting wine because the quality level that is the norm today only really starts around 2001. Prior to that the wines were very good and sometimes even better than that but not profound. In 2001 proprietor Giovanni Manetti made the decision to focus on his estate's best fruit rather than making Flaccianello as a single-vineyard wine. Since then Flaccianello has routinely been among the most exciting wines in Tuscany... -Antonio Galloni
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2011
The raspberry cherry floral and spice aromas and flavors in this classy red show harmony even at this early stage. Fresh and focused with a vibrant finish. Sweet fruit mineral and spice notes resonate on the aftertaste... The raspberry cherry floral and spice aromas and flavors in this classy red show harmony even at this early stage. Fresh and focused with a vibrant finish. Sweet fruit mineral and spice notes resonate on the aftertaste. Sangiovese. Best from 2014 through 2025. 4000 cases made
JJB 94
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, January 2012
Gorgeous pure red in color this is a focused yet fresh and pure modern styled Sangiovese that will please New World and Old World fans alike. Intense blue and black fruit uplifting minerality subtle florals and a touch of... Gorgeous pure red in color this is a focused yet fresh and pure modern styled Sangiovese that will please New World and Old World fans alike. Intense blue and black fruit uplifting minerality subtle florals and a touch of menthol inform the nose leading to a palate ripe with waves of rich fruit and spicebox flavors. Fine fine tannins sneak in at the end to give this admirable length. Drink 2011-2020.