Red

2004 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

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  • peetee Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 11, 2020 - Must be my 6th bottle and still a little confused. Such a glorious aroma. Earthy, exotic and complex. And the palate starts with gorgeous cherry raspberry and spicy notes with well integrated soft tannins. But then it seems to move to a more sour, cranberry like flavour that clashes and seems to exaggerate the tannins. Fontodi are without doubt my favourite Tuscan and probably Italian producer. Maybe I should have drunk these earlier.... but then I would have missed that incredible nose!... hey ho! The joys of fine wine!

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  • oldwines commented:

    1/11/20, 5:41 PM - I’m curious....did you decant this and how long did it get to breathe? I still have some in my cellar including one magnum. I think this may need a longer decant to let the palate open up...??

  • peetee commented:

    1/11/20, 11:44 PM - Yes double decanted over 2 hours. I think temperature and food pairings are really important for this wine. 18 degrees ideal and pairing with something typically Italian and slow cooked works well with toning down the slightly over powering end notes. Actually would have scored it 93 by the end of the bottle last night!

  • oldwines commented:

    1/12/20, 3:39 AM - Thanks! Stylistically I think this wine, and other vintages for it, is more variable than the “pro reviewers” commentary would indicate. Perhaps, I fear, even a better wine had young for those who prefer a modern style than it is with age.

    Cheers!

  • peetee commented:

    1/12/20, 7:09 AM - Could be but still so much to enjoy and savour here!... I’m keen to get my hands on some 2008 to compare.

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