Red

2016 Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
Drink between 2022 - 2043 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • NickA Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 17, 2020 - Giovanni Manetti on Fontodi (Zoom!): A gorgeous deep garnet colour. Fresh, mentholated nose. Floral and herbal. Really massive and concentrated, and stony, with lift towards the end and a spicy finish. Tannins coat the whole mouth, but are so stylish that you almost don't notice them. Delicious now but loads of potential.
    Giovanni Manetti notes that Sorbo can age for decades - the 1990 is drinking well now, for example.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: 94 points

    September 5, 2020 - Drank from a magnum. This really came together after 8 plus hours open. Juicy yet rustic black fruit, wood, mineral, cassis, and red licorice. Took some time to come together and still clearly a baby. Plenty of upside over the next 5, 10, 15 years... Still drinkable now and by no means too rustic or primal.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    February 18, 2020 - Chianti Classico, Riserva, Gran Selezione, etc., new releases; 2/17/2020-2/18/2020 (Stazione Leopalda, Firenze): Anteprima Chianti Classico Collection, Florence

    Woodsy, herbal spice, ripe red fruits, lovely. Already offering a long finish, avg+ complexity, and a round, sweet tannin finish. However, I'm finding this a bit foursquare. Highly enjoyable for most, not something I gravitate toward. For the style, structure, it's highly recommended. Drink now thru 2042.

    Full report here https://wp.me/p7fulH-2ai

    https://www.ItalianWine.blog

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • SteveN100 wrote: 94 points

    February 10, 2020 - Everything about it is fantastic (except the price).

    1 person found this helpful
  • RussK wrote: 92 points

    January 25, 2020 - Russk. Had at the Suckling Great Wines of the World 2020 tasting. 92+pts. Still one of my favorite ChC.
    98pts Suckling

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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, 607531210290, 8021019160037

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 110 (8%)
  • In Cellars 1,215 (85%)
  • Consumed 107 (7%)

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