2008 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve

2008 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve

Appellation: IGT
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 92
James Suckling: 97
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
($110) The 2008 Flaccianello (Sangiovese) emerges from the glass with attractive dark red fruit, tobacco, licorice, sweet spices and new leather. It is interesting to compare the Flaccianello with the Vigna del Sorbo. Here the oak influence is greater, which flattens some of the aromatic complexity, at least today, in favor of more textural sweetness and softness. The 2008 possesses terrific overall balance, length and harmony. This is a mid-weight style of Flaccianello with excellent acidity and bright prospects for developing in the bottle. 92 points.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
The pureness of fruit is so intense here. It’s also so clean and beautiful. The wine shows fabulous aromas of flowers, blueberries, and raspberries. It’s full-bodied, with chocolate, licorice, and plums. The texture is very velvety. This is a wine in near perfect proportions. 97 points.

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