Red

2012 Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • NostraBacchus Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 22, 2019 - Has been 3 years since I tasted it last and wanted to check in on it. Decanted for 3 hours. Aromatically a little closed, looks like this still needs a few years in bottle. Gains momentum with more air. Notes of dark red cherries, plum, lavendar, smoke, dark chocolate, some flowery notes, also some graphite, leather and tobacco. It‘s pretty full-bodied, with medium-high tannin that is excellent quality and pretty high acidity adding tension and cutting through the creaminess. Long finish. A superb Vigna del Sorbo... it combines elegance with richness. All this needs is time. (96+)

    3 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • jdfrench Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 18, 2019 - Stellar

  • wintersbar wrote:

    March 11, 2019 - AG 98. Special occasions

  • SineQuaNon Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 28, 2019 - Absolutely great Chianti Classico! Pronounced intensity, long finish, great balance and a complex, true-to-type flavour and aroma profile with crunchy, fresh Cherries. It is surprisingly acidic in a fresh, balanced, "nervy" kind of way, which I was happy to find given the label says 15% abv and I expected less freshness. As it warms, the high abv creeps in on the finish. This keeps me from scoring it even higher. I was very pleased with this at the correct temperature.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Rexel wrote: 95 points

    January 26, 2019 - Sweet brunt suger, flower, little vanilla.
    Dry with long aftertaste. Fantastic wine

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fontodi
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation Gran Selezione
  • Vineyard Vigna del Sorbo
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Codes 4000123303732, 4000126252013, 4000129862844, 607531210146, 607531210177, 607531210184, 8021019000036, 8021019000159, 8021019120031

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 80 (4%)
  • In Cellars 1,644 (82%)
  • Consumed 274 (14%)

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