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    Felsina Fontalloro 2007
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • ST96
    • RP93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 International Wine Cellar, 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 106652

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A rich, brilliant ruby red. Good spice on the nose, with generous notes of tobacco and wet earth (and of dry earth as well). The palate is supported by a hefty charge of medium-smooth tannins to ensure the required lengthy ageing. Superb weight and structure, with a classic finish. Significant cellar potential.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Good full red with a palish rim. Pure, superripe aromas of red cherry, violet, iodine and nutmeg. Superrich, highly concentrated and seamless, with densely packed flavors of raspberry, dark plum and marzipan. Finishes creamy-rich and explosively long, with a pretty violet note. This was so good I really had trouble letting the glass go. It's also the only time I can remember Fontalloro outclassing Rancia (of which I am a huge fan) by such a wide margin, something I had noticed even when tasting barrel samples of these two wines in the estate's cellar two years ago. I'd wait a good five years on this one, then enjoy it for another two decades. Proof positive that sangiovese is one of the world's great grape varieties.

    96 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The 2007 Fontalloro is round, sweet and inviting, very much in keeping with the style of the vintage. The fruit tends towards the redder end of the spectrum vis-a-vis the Rancia and the Fontalloro seems to possess a touch more freshness. Floral, spiced notes add lift on the finish. As attractive as the 2007 Fontalloro is, and it is very pretty, the wine does not have a particularly bright track record of developing the noblest aromas and flavors in bottle. In my experience, it is better to err on the side of youth in deciding when to drink Fontalloro. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    There's blackberry and blueberry galore in this full-bodied wine, which has chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Juicy and wonderfully fruity. Best after 2011.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    Vegas Dave (1/25/2011)
    Just a very very nice bottle of Italian wine. I am curious though, most of the critic reviews talked of big and bold dark fruit flavors, big tannins, yet still with a soft and lush finish. I agree with the later half of that. I found the wine to be very refined, subtle, almost elegant, still maintaining that which we love about Tuscany, and yes, a long and lush finish. Maybe the fact that we enjoyed this wine with a hearty, tomato/meat based pasta meal, made the wine seem more tame and refined, but that is OK with me. Enjoy!
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    ShrinkMe (12/14/2011)
    If I had known... if I had only known... I would have ordered a case of this. A real crowd pleaser, from the novices and beyond. This is now no longer available to my state. Again, if I had only known... Ordered some '06, we'll see how it compares.
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