Editorial Reviews for Fontodi Chianti Classico
100% Sangiovese Tea and tobacco emerge on the nose followed by extracted, heavy carob laced aromas of roasted fruit. Big, powerful, and inelegant in the mouth, this is all chunky and showing rich, roasted fruit with harsh tannins. Raw, unbalanced and surprisingly bad. tasted twice with similar results. 70pts
Three and a half glasses
Garnet Red, and amazing again. Viva Fontodi, -William @ Barolo Ristorante.
The nose showed cherry sauce with Tuscan dust, spicy notes, hints of mushroom and citrus. On the palate, it was focused with refined red fruits and inner floral notes. The finish was clean with pure red fruits and hints of structure. This was easily one of the best entry-level Chianti I’ve tasted this year.
From 1.5 L, popped and poured. Marked notes of fennel & anise on top of fine, dried black cherry, underbrush, and a subtle richness at the core. Elegant, but not at all thin. Medium weight on the palate with more dried black cherry, leather, and some minerality. Fine tannins and savory notes on the finish. Well balanced, solid, and easy to drink. 90 Pts.
Dark fruits of plum and maybe some black cherries, laced with energetic acidity, fine grained tannins on the finish. A well balanced and delicious new world style classico that's easy going, but with finesse, and integrity. At around $25, i'll look to buy this in bulk.
Two and a half glasses
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Fontodi Chianti Classico
This is a solid Chainti Classico, with beautiful plum, berry and milk chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a long juicy finish. Really excellent. Fontodi is one of the stars of the region. Made from organic grape... James Suckling. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Fontodi Chianti Classico 750ml
This is a solid Chianti Classico, with beautiful plum, berry and milk chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a long juicy finish. Really excellent. Fontodi is one of the stars of the region. Made from organic grapes. Drink now.
Medium garnet hue. Dried Morello cherry emerges on the nose with undertones of truffle and dried earth-a welcome change from over-extracted fruit renditions found with some modern Tuscan houses. Traditional flavors on the palate center around earth t... Neil Mechanic. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Fontodi Chianti Classico 750ml
Bright red. Vibrant raspberry and candied cherry aromas are strongly underscored by violet and vanilla. Juicy and dense on entry, then soft and creamy in the middle, with sweet flavors of red cherry, redcurrant, licorice and minerals. This wonderfully balanced wine finishes long and smooth, with enough ripe acidity to maintain its shape, and lingering mineral and peppery nuances. Beautiful wine. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jul/Aug 2010, Ian D'Agata
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Dietary Information: Organic
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