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FONTODI, Flaccianello della Pieve

Merchant's Pick

FONTODI, Flaccianello della Pieve
97 pt Super Tuscan Titan!
December 05, 2017
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This Tignanello toppler is no joke. Every holiday season, we taste a lineup of Super Tuscans to see which are evolving nicely and drinking well this time of year, as they tend to be very popular during the holiday season.

The elite group typically includes the likes of Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Tignanello and Solaia, but the results vary from year to year and vintage to vintage. This year, the Super Tuscan Titan that topped our list was the 2012 Flaccianello by Fontodi.

If you are looking for a gift, a gem for your cellar or a simply want a delicious Super Tuscan to enjoy, look no further.

"...The purity of the flavors is truly striking. Cinnamon, cloves, new leather, licorice and plums are some of the notes that soar from the glass. The 2012 is full-bodied and voluptuous...This is one of the finest young Flaccianellos I can remember. Simply put, the 2012 Flaccianello is a real stunner. Wow!" Antonio Galloni

We have been featuring some beautiful 2012 Brunellos over the past few months, but the vintage has also produced some amazing Tuscan blends like Flaccianello.

This wine is not to be missed and should be thoroughly enjoyed this holiday season!

Summary

VINOUS

97 / 100

"The 2012 Flaccianello della Pieve, a selection of the estate's best fruit, presents a darker, more virile expression of Sangiovese. Here, too, the purity of the flavors is truly striking. Cinnamon, cloves, new leather, licorice and plums are some of the notes that soar from the glass. The 2012 is full-bodied and voluptuous, in classic Flaccianello style, but the new French oak is much better integrated than it often is at this stage, the result of a move to lower toast levels over the last few years. This is one of the finest young Flaccianellos I can remember. Simply put, the 2012 Flaccianello is a real stunner. Wow! (AG)"


Product Details

Producer: Fontodi

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2012

Size: 750ml

Code: W4320-2