Red

2004 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT
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Community Tasting Notes 198

  • sdr Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 18, 2020 - Unapologetically old world. It’s stern and a bit leathery yet delivers an interesting complex mélange of Sangiovese fruit, firm acids and ripe tannins. Not an easy quaffer but not at all bitter and a great match for spicy food. Surely at peak so don’t risk further aging.

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  • RayOB Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 16, 2020 - Drank at Home
    Very approachable wonderful dark fruits.

  • Life At Your Leisure wrote: 95 points

    August 2, 2020 - Medium garnet colored turning orange rust at the rim with a reflective edge. The nose gives off smoky, leathery notes over black fruits, dried oregano, and cola. The palate is sublime: medium-bodied with bright acidity that carries blueberry, raspberry, espresso flavors through the long, dusty finish with hints of eucalyptus. Drink now until 2034. 95+

  • Vinogan(s) wrote: flawed

    June 22, 2020 - Auction bottle from Sylvies in Antwerp

  • Kris G wrote: flawed

    June 14, 2020 - Bottle from Sylvies in Antwerp

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    5/5/2015 (link)

    (Fontodi, Flaccianello della Pieve IGT Toscana Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Staring Into The Heart of Sangiovese (Jun 2012) (link)

    (Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Ian D'Agata
    July/August 2007, IWC Issue #133 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Central Tuscany 2003 and 2004: A Tale of Two Vintages? (June 2007) (link)

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Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    9/20/2008 (link)

    (Flaccianello) Weekend Dear Friends, I thought a celebration was in order this week (with my new addition) so I'm going big...really big. There are also a few other options of interest, all rare and all directly from the source with perfect provenance (at what should be very low prices) Have a great weekend everyone - I haven't slept in four days so I'm going to try and get some, but that's not up to me is it? For some reason, I'm not even tired... - Jon Rimmerman ************************ Friday Focus - Large With the state of the market and the economy in general, it's probably not the best day to offer this but it's a week for me to celebrate so it seems more than appropriate. With that in mind, I wish this set was $200 but it's not. It is certainly the heaviest group of wines we've ever offered and it's also one of the most memorable. The ultimate centurions, these will guard your cellar door from intruders and make for one heck of a party down the road (for 1000?). This set of perfect 12lt bottles was just released to us from the winery and only three sets exist. Stored since release at Fontodi, from what they consider to be the finest vintages of Flaccianello, this is a collector set of wines on par with few other (the secondary market value a few years down the road could be interesting as well). It took four pallets of a 747's cargo space to air-freight these to the US but it was more than worth it. An original cellar showpiece that will pop the most jaded of eyes... Flaccianello (Fontodi) 12lt bottle set (4 x 12lt) 1 x 1997 1 x 1999 1 x 2001 1 x 2004 ***************************** Other, slightly less expensive options... 2001 Oddero Barolo (DOCG) 3.0lt (Give this another ten years and you will have a party wine for the cerebral..very rare in this format) 2006 Domaine George Vernay Syrah (Rhodaniennes) STRICT LIMIT 6/person Nothing showy, just honest un-oaked Northern Rhone Syrah (from a great vintage) that wants to be Saint Joseph with the femininity of Condrieu (vinified by a white wine specialist). A medium weight, mineral-tinged, refreshing style that is only 12.0-12.5% alcohol. Tough to pass up at this price...but don't expect 100% new oak La-La's. 2005 Roblet-Monnot Bourgogne Rouge (BH87) STRICT LIMIT 6/person This is one of the better examples of Bourgogne in the 2005 vintage - considering everything was elevated in 2005, that makes this even more enticing... 2005 Roblet-Monnot Volnay Saint Francois (BH88-91) STRICT LIMIT 3/person 2005 Roblet-Monnot Volnay Santenots (BH89) STRICT LIMIT 3/person The Santenots may not be as user-friendly as the Saint Francois today, but time is on its side - will surprise in another 6-8 years. 2000 Moschioni Picolit (500ml) EXTREMELY LIMITED Insane dessert wine - one of the rarest in Europe. 2001 Moschioni Picolit (500ml) EXTREMELY LIMITED Even more insane? Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Italy6576 Italy6577 Italy6578 Italy6579 Rhone5543 Burg8756 Burg8757 Burg8758

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2007 (link) (18-19+?) points

    (Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve) This is delightful on the nose, showing a very pure and bright Sangiovese character, which is matched on the palate by a wealth of ripe fruit laid over a big core of ripe, structured tannins and fairly good acidity. It doesn't quite have the substance, texture or flesh that I would like for the structure that I find, but I suspect this is just in an awkward phase at the moment. I think this may come together very well indeed, and may have absolutely excellent potential in fact. It will be fascinating to see.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fontodi
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation Flaccianello della Pieve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT
  • UPC Codes 607531181712, 607531362081, 607531462200, 8021019000043

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 56 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,157 (64%)
  • Consumed 1,700 (35%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

rosemary, beef, beef short ribs, chops, Corked., game, garlic, grilled, herbs, Lam

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