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    Fontodi Flaccianello 2008
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • JS97
    • RP94
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 James Suckling, 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 111887

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2007 vintage of this wine was ranked #8 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2010

    Flaccianello combines all the wild and old-world characteristics of the Sangiovese grape with the modern vinification techniques of what may be the top winemaking house in Tuscany today. The vineyards from which this wine takes its name continues to produce a Sangiovese of superior quality year on year. Made with 100% Sangiovese.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The pureness of fruit is so intense here. It’s also so clean and beautiful. The wine shows fabulous aromas of flowers, blueberries, and raspberries. It’s full-bodied, with chocolate, licorice, and plums. The texture is very velvety. This is a wine in near perfect proportions.

    97 Points
    James Suckling

    The 2008 Flaccianello della Pieve is quite pretty, even if it is a bit buttoned up. It possesses lovely perfume and sweet Pinot-like fruit backed by acidity and structure that are unquestionably those of Sangiovese. Today the 2008 impresses for its energy and verve. It should be a fabulous wine to drink in another few years, once the tannins settle down a bit. This is yet another 2008 that has grown considerably in stature over the last year. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2023.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    The raspberry, cherry, floral and spice aromas and flavors in this classy red show harmony even at this early stage. Fresh and focused, with a vibrant finish. Sweet fruit, mineral and spice notes resonate on the aftertaste. Sangiovese. Best from 2014 through 2025.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    Jason Swanson (12/7/2011)
    100% Sangiovese to die for. Its like silk on the tongue. This wine has had several perfect scores and is a constant on the Wine Spectator Top 100. A must try if you want to try something just a little different.
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