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2009 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve

  • Sangiovese
  • 1.5L
  • WS96
  • ST94
  • WA94
  • DM

Reviews

WS96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2012
The first impression of this red is purity and finesse, as black currant, raspberry and violet aromas and flavors stay focused and persistent. An earthy leather element and mineral notes chime in on the finish, backed by... The first impression of this red is purity and finesse, as black currant, raspberry and violet aromas and flavors stay focused and persistent. An earthy leather element and mineral notes chime in on the finish, backed by a vibrant structure. Sangiovese. Best from 2015 through 2032. 5,000 cases made. (Wine Spectator Advance) - B.S.
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Deep red-ruby. Enticing aromas of plum, cherry and graphite, with hints of tar and wild herbs. Then sweet but not overripe or heavy on the palate, offering bright flavors of plum and redcurrant. Plenty of soil character... Deep red-ruby. Enticing aromas of plum, cherry and graphite, with hints of tar and wild herbs. Then sweet but not overripe or heavy on the palate, offering bright flavors of plum and redcurrant. Plenty of soil character and fine-grained tannins on the the multilayered, nicely structured finish. This wine magically combines sweetness, flesh and refinement--no small feat--and is an amazingly pure example of sangiovese. 94+ points -Ian d'Agata
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2009 Flaccianello della Pieve is a bit of a shock to the palate after 20+ older vintages. Still, it is impossible to miss the wine's striking purity and finesse. Today the 2009 is a bit of a brute, but it should... The 2009 Flaccianello della Pieve is a bit of a shock to the palate after 20+ older vintages. Still, it is impossible to miss the wine's striking purity and finesse. Today the 2009 is a bit of a brute, but it should mellow out over the next 5-7 years as the tannins start to soften. Firm tannins frame layers of ripe, juicy fruit in this young, extroverted Flaccianello. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. <br><br> 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
DM
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, April 2012
100% sangiovese, made from hand selected grapes from the Fontodi estate. Wood spice notes on the nose with an underlying red fruit core. The massive palate classically represents the terroir, with spice and tannins... 100% sangiovese, made from hand selected grapes from the Fontodi estate. Wood spice notes on the nose with an underlying red fruit core. The massive palate classically represents the terroir, with spice and tannins tightly wrapped around sour red cherry flavors. An overwhelming mineral grip is evident, packing even more into this layered beast. Fun to monitor in the short term, but won't really start to hit its stride for another decade.

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