2012 Fontodi Chianti Classico
Sangiovese - 750ML
2012 Fontodi Chianti Classico
  • WE 93
  • VN 92
  • JS 92
  • WA 90

Reg: $34.94

$26.94

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Reg: $34.94

$26.94

This product is
out of stock

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, September 2015
Aromas of blackberry, crushed violet, tilled earth and a hint of tobacco lead the nose of this generous wine. The chewy palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, ground pepper, clove and anise alongside ripe, velvety tannins...   Aromas of blackberry, crushed violet, tilled earth and a hint of tobacco lead the nose of this generous wine. The chewy palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, ground pepper, clove and anise alongside ripe, velvety tannins. It’s already delicious but will continue to develop over the next few years. Drink through 2020.  
VN 92
Vinous, September 2015
The 2012 Chianti Classico is round, sweet and super-expressive. Dark red cherry, spice and tobacco meld together as this silky, open-knit Chianti Classico shows off its inviting personality. Succulent and racy to the...   The 2012 Chianti Classico is round, sweet and super-expressive. Dark red cherry, spice and tobacco meld together as this silky, open-knit Chianti Classico shows off its inviting personality. Succulent and racy to the core, the 2012 will drink well pretty much upon release. This is another fabulous showing from Fontodi.  
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, November 2015
Very attractive strawberry aromas with hints of lemon rind and cherry. Full body, firm tannins, and a tangy finish. A wine with very pretty tension and clarity. A standard-bearer. Drink now.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2015
Fontodi's production reaches 300,000 bottles per year and this wine is the lion's share at 60% of the total. The 2012 Chianti Classico is a pure expression of Sangiovese that sees two years in botte and neutral barrique...   Fontodi's production reaches 300,000 bottles per year and this wine is the lion's share at 60% of the total. The 2012 Chianti Classico is a pure expression of Sangiovese that sees two years in botte and neutral barrique (wood that is used to make Flaccianello and Vigna del Sorbo). The vintage was hot and dry, but there was a big drop in temperatures right before the harvest that resulted in more noticeable acidity and less fruity intensity in terms of the bouquet. In fact, there is a noticeable crunchiness to the tannins and the wine offers flavors of wild berry, cassis and mild spice. Despite the difficult vintage, this wine bears all the hallmarks of Fontodi's winemaking excellence. - Monica Larner  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML