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    Fontodi Flaccianello 2009
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

    Ratings

    • WS96
    • ST94
    Price: $115.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Spectator, 94 The Wine Advocate, 94 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 121171

    Winemaker's Notes:

    #25 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

    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 first impression of this red is purity and finesse, as black currant, raspberry and violet aromas and flavors stay focused and persistent. An earthy leather element and mineral notes chime in on the finish, backed by a vibrant structure. Sangiovese. Best from 2015 through 2032.

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2009 Flaccianello della Pieve is a bit of a shock to the palate after 20+ older vintages. Still, it is impossible to miss the wine’s striking purity and finesse. Today the 2009 is a bit of a brute, but it should mellow out over the next 5-7 years as the tannins start to soften. Firm tannins frame layers of ripe, juicy fruit in this young, extroverted Flaccianello. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Deep red-ruby. Enticing aromas of plum, cherry and graphite, with hints of tar and wild herbs. Then sweet but not overripe or heavy on the palate, offering bright flavors of plum and redcurrant. Plenty of soil character and fine-grained tannins on the the multilayered, nicely structured finish. This wine magically combines sweetness, flesh and refinement--no small feat--and is an amazingly pure example of sangiovese.
    Rating: 94+

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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