Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Colli Della Toscana Centrale IGT 2002

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Solid intensity of classic dark cherry, prune, tobacco, leather, moist earth, damp tea leaves and smoky oak and a touch of camphor. Very smooth entry, a touch soft in acidity which is subsumed in the slightly chewy, dark fruits but pops on the mid-palate. The tannins are crisp and subtle offering good support until they break through the fruit on the backend with bright sour red berry fruit and a touch of cocoa. Dark and earthy with a touch of cedar cigar box and nice silica rich earth notes on the long, very savory, cocoa tinged slightly hot finish with a lovely bitter almond finale. This is fairly resolved and will benefit from another year or 3 in the cellar but will not make old bones. Drink 2010-2018 93pts

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Fontodi:
The name Fontodi comes from the Latin "Fons- odi" and dates back to Roman times since when vines have been cultivated in this region. Additionally sixteenth century documents providing evidence of vinification on the holdings and farm of "Case Via" have recently been found. From the beginning of the nineteen hundreds the wines of Fontodi have been exported all over the world, receiving many awa... Read more
The name Fontodi comes from the Latin "Fons- odi" and dates back to Roman times since when vines have been cultivated in this region. Additionally sixteenth century documents providing evidence of vinification on the holdings and farm of "Case Via" have recently been found. From the beginning of the nineteen hundreds the wines of Fontodi have been exported all over the world, receiving many awards for their quality at important exhibitions. The Manetti family, who originate from the Chianti region, have been devoted to the production of traditional terracotta for over three centuries. In 1968 the family brought Fontodi and ever since has endeavoured to improve methods of production and to acquire new sites Read less

Editorial Reviews for Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Colli Della Toscana Centrale IGT

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
4.50 5
Vintage: 1999 01/30/2009

Solid intensity of classic dark cherry, prune, tobacco, leather, moist earth, damp tea leaves and smoky oak and a touch of camphor. Very smooth entry, a touch soft in acidity which is subsumed in the slightly chewy, dark fruits but pops on the mid-palate. The tannins are crisp and subtle offering good support until they break through the fruit on the backend with bright sour red berry fruit and a touch of cocoa. Dark and earthy with a touch of cedar cigar box and nice silica rich earth notes on the long, very savory, cocoa tinged slightly hot finish with a lovely bitter almond finale. This is fairly resolved and will benefit from another year or 3 in the cellar but will not make old bones. Drink 2010-2018 93pts

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
0.00 5
Vintage: 1997 09/22/2008

Sadly corked


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
5.00 5
Vintage: 1997 06/02/2009

Even with substantial air the nose on this starts out as closed and so tight with just some clay and necco wafer tones. With time this really blossoms adding mint, musk, spice, floral tones and cherry fruit to the intense bouquet. In the mouth this is big, rich and packed with youthful fruit that is bright and remarkably transparent for such a deep wine. The fruity has great fresh spice tones and wonderful tense structure that keeps it superbly vibrant in the mouth with a layered quality that allows the fruit to meld seamlessly with the earth and spice notes. The finish is cleansing with that perfectly ripe fruit and wonderful notes of small red berries and dried flowers. An exceptional wine and very likely the wine of the vintage. 96pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
Vintage: 1999 01/30/2009

A bold matriarch with expensive hair and dark lipstick, some may get a rise out of her. Most of the time I'm not in the mood for her shenanigans and mind games, but right now I'm getting a second glass.


4.50 5
Vintage: 1999 01/30/2009

A very mature wine. Warm, smooth and silky with well crafted tannins, subtle tar and oak, and just the right amount of acidity. Black cherries, tobacco, a tiny bit of medicine on the finish. Wonderful sun baked fruit on this one -- I can imagine that Tuscan warmth as I drink it, and I really want to have a bit of pasta right now.

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Snooth User: solomania9
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1999 01/30/2009

Delicate wolley and gamey nose which I immediately associate with high priced wines. Very delicate flavor but extremely well balanced and delicious. I love it but I wouldn't want to settle down with it.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 1999 03/04/2009

Great stucture licorice, saddle leather, high acidity. Needs more time but very good.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
Vintage: 1999 01/30/2009

Good acidity and earth on the nose. Leather and cherries, with a truffle finish. Still tart from the tannins which will open up some more, but the fruit is aging well.


4.50 5
Vintage: 1997 06/03/2009

Nice, barnyard, red cherry and heavy tannin, oak and leather. Delicious, big round fruit, cherry and a long, complex, cherry and medicine finish.

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  • Snooth User: solomania9
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    4.00 5
    Vintage: 1997 06/12/2009

    Vibrant cherries, slightly medicinal with a medium body. Tar reminds me of a burgundy with its powdery finish.


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