Red

2005 Fontodi Chianti Classico

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • Machiavelli wrote:

    December 23, 2014 - Very ripe nose, almost rubber, black fruit and smoke. Low-medium acidity, short length. Maybe held too long?

  • jerrysvino wrote: 91 points

    December 24, 2013 - Aged nicely, still has backbone, still has fruit, not long finish, classic Chianti. Excellent!

  • poste244 wrote: 91 points

    March 22, 2013 - Couleur grenat sur le pourtour. Petit côté "basse-cour" au nez qui va s'estomper avec l'aération sans disparaître complètement. Des notes de cuir fin au nez aussi. La bouche est superbe. Très élégante avec un côté Bordelais. Les tannins sont encore présents, mais de texture veloutée, Assez long. Un très beau Chianti. A encore quelques années devant lui.

  • Armando B wrote: 87 points

    January 6, 2013 - Good, solid performance, but nothing more. Slightly disappointing.

  • N.Bonaparte wrote: 92 points

    November 22, 2012 - From Magnum- 120 min decant- light bodied- baroloesq finish- slight tang above average finish- I'm guessing this improved quite a bit over last two years based on previous comments. Overall very enjoyable.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2008 (link) 17+ points

    (Fontodi Chianti Classico) This seems rather shy on the nose, but what fruit characteristics there are here are slightly roasted. The style on the palate is big, creamy and mouthfilling. Underneath, though, there is good acidity and a ripe seam of tannins. It is a big and impressive style, but having said this there is an attractive seam of minerals and calcareous stone, and it doesn't seem anything like as over-the-top as I recall from my last tasting. It needs time - a few years - to show its best.

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2007 (link)

    (Fontodi Chianti Classico) A very warm, ripe and spicy character on the nose, with a slightly chemical edge to the fruit. Dark and meaty, and it seems a little hot, a little baked even. A soft style in the mouth, showing a ripe and brawny flavour but with only a moderate texture to fill out the palate. There is a lot of tannin here, and I sense a hollowness which is not entirely attractive. Low acidity. It seems overworked to me; too much effort and extraction here I think.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fontodi
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG

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  • In Cellars 94 (40%)
  • Consumed 139 (60%)

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