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[SOLD-OUT] Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve 2015

"abundant power, intensity and elegance"Wine Advocate 98 Points!

"a suave beast of a wine" - Wine Front 97 Points!

James Suckling 97 Points!

Wine Advocate 98 Points!


 ‘I'm hardly surprised to report that Fontodi's 2015 Flaccianello della Pieve is one of the best wines recorded in this report of new releases from Tuscany. This wine sits as tall and as proud as the Colosseum in Rome or the Pyramids of Giza in its undeniable glory and beauty. It would be impossible to exaggerate its many lasting attributes and qualities. Perhaps the most remarkable is the smooth and seamless nature of its many complicated moving parts. It produces abundant power, intensity and elegance as if this were the easiest accomplishment in the world. But we all know that's far from the truth. Despite the heat of the vintage, this wine is constructed with firm building blocks as if it were from a cooler year. That's the Panzano magic in a nutshell. This vintage is very young and tight, and you need to exercise patience to allow it enough time to evolve.’ 98 Points


 - Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, Issue 239


 

Wine Front 97 Points!


"It’s a suave beast of a wine, so dense, oaky, yes, but takes it in its stride. Dark cherry, violet and vanilla custard, new leather and dried herbs. Full-bodied, thick and luxurious, suede and velvet tannin so thick, you can almost stroke it with your tongue. Rich fruit, freshness and savoury flavour, black forest cake too, all rolling and surging through the mouth with a superb long finish, black tea and perfume trailing in its wake. Texture and impact are its calling cards. If you’re a tannin hound, you could drink this now, but the best is yet to come." 97 Points


- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, Nov 2018


 

James Suckling 97 Points!


"The aromas are crystal-clear here, ranging from dark cherry essence, dried herbs and dark plums to licorice, cloves, vanilla and paprika. Full body, very velvety yet firm tannins and a long, grippy finish. The tension created with the interplay between the rich fruit, taut acidity and a sturdy tannin backbone is so enticing. Drink in 2022. Made from organically grown grapes." 97 Points


- JamesSuckling.com

Country:
Italy
Region:
Italy - Chianti
Type:
Wine Red
Variety:
Wine Red - Sangiovese
Vintage:
2015
Size:
750mL

Price Category:
$ 200-500

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