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2004 Fontodi - Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Del Sorbo Sangiovese - Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Classico - Red

Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Classico

Red Sangiovese
Producer Notes

Located in the picturesque Florentine hillsides just outside the pastoral town of Panzano, Fontodi is the spectacular domain of the Manetti family. The vineyards are located in the valley of the Conca d'Oro (Golden Basin) and enjoy a cool climate and marl-rich soil that gives the fruit a signature high-toned, red cherry profile. The wines are studies in the profound elegance and muted power of... More »

Score
95
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2016-2026
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Owens Jack
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.872%
Tasted On 04/14/2014
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Author Hal1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.318%
Tasted On 05/26/2014
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Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.566%
Tasted On 11/18/2013

Chianti doesn't get much better than this Almost Brunello like in its depth and finish Early maturity

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Author Adrian W
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.115%
Tasted On 05/15/2011
Drink Dates 2016-2026

Still too tannic ! Will need another 5 years.

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