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Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese

9.275 ratings
9.417 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
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
Greg Gregory

Disappointing as based on reviews unexpected much more from this wine from this vintage. Burnt toast.

Disappointing as based on reviews unexpected much more from this wine from this vintage. Burnt toast.

Aug 19th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Forest floor, dust and bright red fruit

Forest floor, dust and bright red fruit

Jul 3rd, 2016
Bill Ward

Juicy and angular in a good way w/ endless layers. Exquisite minerality

Juicy and angular in a good way w/ endless layers. Exquisite minerality

Apr 6th, 2014
Carsten rudolph

Too mature - incorrect storage? - better with food

Too mature - incorrect storage? - better with food

Sep 6th, 2019
Bret Barker

I️ Love flaccianello so might be biased but this wine is great. Strong red fruit, but soft tannins with some floral notes and that touch of menthol.

I️ Love flaccianello so might be biased but this wine is great. Strong red fruit, but soft tannins with some floral notes and that touch of menthol.

Nov 18th, 2017
Stephen Mandy

Intense purple color and fragrant truffle fresh fruit nose. Thick chewy cherry blueberry jam flavor with an extended finish. Could go for years.

Intense purple color and fragrant truffle fresh fruit nose. Thick chewy cherry blueberry jam flavor with an extended finish. Could go for years.

Aug 19th, 2017