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Castello di Fonterutoli Poggio Alla Badiola 2013

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smoke and tar on the nose with the bell pepper, leafy tones and black currant fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon over milky oak tones. Rich and smooth on entry with the added density and flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon, which is well-integrated but obvious. There’s a touch of wood spice here, and some wood tannins that poke out on the finish, which is a bit short, but shows rich blackberry and black cherry fruit. A well-made wine, but not my style of Chianti. 87pts

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Castello di Fonterutoli:
Fonterutoli is located 5 km south of Castellina in Chianti (Siena), on the hills facing the Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Owned by the Mazzei family since 1435, it still retains its original form, that of a tranquil country village: a cluster of houses, the church of San Miniato and the villa, built at the end of the 1500s where the medieval castle once stood. On the main sq... Read more
Fonterutoli is located 5 km south of Castellina in Chianti (Siena), on the hills facing the Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Owned by the Mazzei family since 1435, it still retains its original form, that of a tranquil country village: a cluster of houses, the church of San Miniato and the villa, built at the end of the 1500s where the medieval castle once stood. On the main square next to the ancient church is the family villa, surrounded by the charming village apartments and suites managed as luxury b&b that can be rented individually or as a single unit. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Castello di Fonterutoli Poggio Alla Badiola

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/26/2010

Smoke and tar on the nose with the bell pepper, leafy tones and black currant fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon over milky oak tones. Rich and smooth on entry with the added density and flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon, which is well-integrated but obvious. There’s a touch of wood spice here, and some wood tannins that poke out on the finish, which is a bit short, but shows rich blackberry and black cherry fruit. A well-made wine, but not my style of Chianti. 87pts


Member Reviews for Castello di Fonterutoli Poggio Alla Badiola

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Snooth User: nanomatrix
52003614
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/22/2011

Pazzia in SF was serving this with Pizza last night. This is great pasta wine and I'm looking for a case.


Snooth User: Dukedtd
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/25/2013

Four glasses


2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/19/2009

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Castello di Fonterutoli Poggio Alla Badiola

External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/13/2011

The 2000 Chianti Classico's deep ruby/purple color is followed by dense, monolithic, ripe, concentrated, chewy fruit that has not yet taken on the secondary nuances found in the 1999 and 1997 Chiantis. The 2000 reveals good sweetness and body, and a long, heady finish. This excellent offering should drink well for 5-8 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/13/2011

Bright blackberry, mineral and lilac aromas. Full-bodied, with very silky tannins and a long, long finish. Very well-crafted CC. Drink now through 2003.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/13/2011

The 2000 Chianti Classico Castello di Fonterutoli, effectively speaking the Riserva bottling even if the house chooses not to call it such, is darker and blacker in color and with a notably more sizable and expansive nose which features graphite and tar along with its berry fruit. The flavors are solid and well sustained, but the slightly dryish tannins on the close, coupled with a higher than usual acidity, point to the difficulties of the vintage. Drink 2006-2014.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/13/2011

Dark ruby. Much fresher nose than the Badiola, showing intriguing aromas of dark cherry, espresso and smoked meat. Displays a darker fruit quality than many other Chiantis, with prune, coffee and dark tobacco flavors and a pleasantly salty quality. Finishes clean and ripely tannic, showing more oaky torrefaction than the basic bottling as well.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/13/2011

The 2001 Chianti Classico confirms that this vintage will be offering much gratification. A full ruby in color, the wild cherry and black currant nose, lightly oaked, and the fresh, round, vigorous flavors give a wine comfortably above the appellation average. Drink: now-2008.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/13/2011

Deep, lush and enchanting for what amount a basic Chianti Classico. The nose offers licorice, black plum, wild berry and clove. The palate is equally nice, with cherry, plum and oozing berry all rolled into one. Fine texture; good tannic grip; good balance; just what the doctor ordered. From Mazzei.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/25/2009

RP: 90 Points WS: 88 Points


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