Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese

9.2894 ratings
9.2182 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Aged nose of sour cherry-drenched stems, dusty red fruit. This has cellared beautifully, Margaux-like but for the unmistakable dark red cherry and leather, lifted and layered, intense but restrained. Pure. Really needed 45 mins to sort out in decanter. Sublime, peaking but will sustain for a while.

Aged nose of sour cherry-drenched stems, dusty red fruit. This has cellared beautifully, Margaux-like but for the unmistakable dark red cherry and leather, lifted and layered, intense but restrained. Pure. Really needed 45 mins to sort out in decanter. Sublime, peaking but will sustain for a while.

Jul 13th, 2018
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.0

In a good place right now where the tannins have calmed, but plenty of time left on this one. A definite decant.

In a good place right now where the tannins have calmed, but plenty of time left on this one. A definite decant.

Apr 15th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Fuck yea! Femine, elegant, incredibly graceful in its texture and perfume. Dried violets, potpourri, crushed cherry, dusty earth, cracked pepper, beef blood and leather, menthol. So pure and ethereal. Silky tannin and vivacious acid, does not show its age at all at 14 years!

Fuck yea! Femine, elegant, incredibly graceful in its texture and perfume. Dried violets, potpourri, crushed cherry, dusty earth, cracked pepper, beef blood and leather, menthol. So pure and ethereal. Silky tannin and vivacious acid, does not show its age at all at 14 years!

Jan 31st, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Graceful and finessed, notes of dried black cherries, tea leaves and orange peel

Graceful and finessed, notes of dried black cherries, tea leaves and orange peel

Dec 24th, 2017
Jesse Fox

Great fruit an vibrancy. A little volatile on the nose but very enjoyable.

Great fruit an vibrancy. A little volatile on the nose but very enjoyable.

Dec 17th, 2017
Rachel Macalisang

Lead Sommelier - The Bazaar by José Andrés

9.1

Served this wine to Nicholas Cage and his wife Alice Kim tonight. Now, I'll never forget it. Should be decanted.

Served this wine to Nicholas Cage and his wife Alice Kim tonight. Now, I'll never forget it. Should be decanted.

7 people found it helpfulAug 4th, 2014
Dylan York

1998 Fontodi Flaccianello - reluctant and a little stubborn at first but after two hours it opened up. Flavors of dried black cherry. - you can feel and taste the hot summer of 98 - tea leaves, cumin and pepper. Medium acid, body and powdery tannins. Starting to show its dirty earthy side which I enjoyed. Paired nicely with braised short ribs and polenta.

1998 Fontodi Flaccianello - reluctant and a little stubborn at first but after two hours it opened up. Flavors of dried black cherry. - you can feel and taste the hot summer of 98 - tea leaves, cumin and pepper. Medium acid, body and powdery tannins. Starting to show its dirty earthy side which I enjoyed. Paired nicely with braised short ribs and polenta.

3 people found it helpfulMay 6th, 2015
Helen Keplinger

Owner/Winemaker Keplinger Wines

8.7

Wet slate, fresh cut herbs, fennel seed, cumin, iodine, stewed cherry, tomato

Wet slate, fresh cut herbs, fennel seed, cumin, iodine, stewed cherry, tomato

2 people found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2014
Dario Tolone

too young. but great. im am wondering in future...

too young. but great. im am wondering in future...

1 person found it helpfulOct 9th, 2016
Steven Woodnick

Wine spectator 99

Wine spectator 99

1 person found it helpfulMay 18th, 2015