Red

2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 41

  • isbjoern wrote: 89 points

    August 24, 2020 - Crisp, sour black cherry fruit, juicy style with racy acidity, soft tannins, clean and refreshing, not extremely long, but very good wine for this challenging vintage. Drink now or over the next 3-5 years. - 89 points

  • flah00 Likes this wine: 89 points

    May 2, 2020 - Somewhat one dimensional
    The fruit is a little muted, I find the notes of licorice very strong and hints of pine. The acidity and round tannins were nicely balanced. It wasn't long for this world though, fell flat after sitting in the bottle for 3-4 hours.

    More pleasant at cooler temps.

  • pgb67 wrote: 89 points

    April 21, 2020 - Spring 2020 Memorial (Golf, Illinois): Sipping this next to the ’01 made me think we were committing (wine) infanticide – no secondary characteristics, aromas are fresh but not complex, palate is pleasing but not particularly long. Black cherry is the predominant characteristic with accents of fig and tobacco.

  • Neil.L Likes this wine: 86 points

    April 4, 2020 - Bright, clear garnet red. Just a hint of age at the rim.

    Usual sour cherries, acetone and beginnings of something more vegetal.

    Softer in the mouth than the nose would lead to believe. Soft fruit, nice acidity and still quite tannic but all coming into balance. A bit lacking otherwise.

    Nice but not spectacular

  • Dale M wrote: 90 points

    March 23, 2019 - Cork out for 6 hrs no decant. Bright and good energy to the red cherry fruit, some consistent spice notes throughout, a slight suggestion of leather and all in all very nice. I think I liked this a tad more than the general CT vibe. Served in the Reidel Vinum Chianti / Zin stem, I think this was a good choice as it seemed to give the wine a good focus – I did have a ¼ glass out of a larger tulip stem to test this out. As always, the standard issue with the Fontodi CC is the price; well made but a tad high in relation to its peers but this was on sale for $24 at JJ Buckley, so I’m a happy camper.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fontodi
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Codes 607531183365, 607531183396, 607531399346, 8021019000012, 8021019000197, 8021019140015

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 607 (53%)
  • Consumed 540 (47%)

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Community Recommendations

Beef, Lamb, Red meats, Svineribbe

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