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 181

  • Vino_Veritas wrote: 90 points

    May 1, 2019 - With dinner at Angus Barn, Raleigh, NC. A bit underwhelming given the price tag, but certainly a good wine. Beginning to show some bricking at the edges, tannins still sharp despite the fruit beginning to fade. Cassis, green wood, bell pepper and saddle leather. Nose the top attribute of this wine. Again, a nice wine, but not memorable per se and unlikely to improve. Given the tannins, highly suggest consuming with a full meal.

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  • Jochems wrote: 95 points

    April 20, 2019 - My last bottle of this vintage. Still fresh and beautiful aromas. On the palate it is showing the age a bit more with integrated tannins and a very smooth mouthfeel.
    To me this wine seems at its peak right now. Another great bottle and certainly no regrets that I opened it!

  • Nicolasestrada wrote: 89 points

    March 3, 2019 - Triple decanted this for 3 hours and it still never really came around fully. While there are layers of rock fruit tannins, there was disfunction in all of them a certain dirt funk that pervades each drink from beginning to end. Fell short of expectations and I tend to agree with the negative comments. I love this producer but this vintage is off! Definitely, tasted better with the pasta dinner than without the food.

  • swyang wrote:

    February 19, 2019 - This simply is not an enjoyable wine to my palate. Too high on alcohol and too thick and tart. Just a bit like someone speaking too loud all the time and lacking, very much so, of any refinement or sensibility. Strong dark fruit verging on soy sauce, and I know about the latter sauce, but don't understand why this has to be in a pure Sangiovese wine. Leathery in an unpleasant way and could not finish the 2nd glass which I had hoped would be better with some air. Ah well... I had hoped that this would cleanse my palate from a rich steak but it actually made it even heavier. Ouch...
    Cheers,

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  • Audun G wrote: 93 points

    January 11, 2019 - Evident Sangiovese aromas, with some oak. The wine has developed perfectly and has an elegance and refinement that I seldom find in Chianti.

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

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Vinous

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

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  • 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

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    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
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    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

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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, 8021019000043

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 61 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,172 (68%)
  • Consumed 1,459 (31%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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