Red

1998 Fontodi Chianti Classico

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
Drink between 2003 - 2007 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Vino Me wrote: 86 points

    February 26, 2007 - Drank my last bottle of this over the weekend. Still drinking well but a noticeable decline from the last time I had this. Weak midpalate and less fruit. Drink up if you have any left. 86 points.

  • JM67 wrote:

    December 3, 2006 - Initally there was a wonderful rush of red fruit and herby elements on the palate. Followed by a hollow middle and short finish. This was probably a really nice wine a few years ago, but no longer has the tannin or acid to support the finish. Still, it was pleasant to drink with our dinner. Giving a numerical rating here would be like scoring an octogenarian in the swimwuit contest - not quite sporting.

  • sdatl wrote: 75 points

    November 21, 2006 - For a brief moment after opening, it had bright fruit and cherry flavors, then within 10 minutes it was dead and nothing more than alcohol and wood... Not the fault of the wine -- it was just too old.

  • EricBe wrote: 82 points

    July 22, 2004 - didn't have with food--I thought this was dull and limp.

  • Vino Me wrote: 89 points

    January 6, 2002 - "Arguably the greatest producer of Chianti Classico" according to James Suckling. I agree. Drank one in 1/02. Medium bodied. A perfect match for almost any Italian meal. Nice aromas of violets and berries. Very smooth. Bright and lively now indicating the tannins have faded to let the rich fruit prevail. At it's peak.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Cellar Favorite: 1998 Fontodi Chianti Classico (Aug 2018), 8/1/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fontodi
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Code 607531399346

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  • In Cellars 72 (64%)
  • Consumed 40 (36%)

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