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2008 Fontodi Chianti Classico (750ml)
Producer: Azienda Agricola Fontodi fontodi.com
Appellation: Chianti Classico - Toscana - Italy (DOCG)
Type: red
Varietal: Sangiovese
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$19.99
Tasting Notes:
tasted: March 9, 2013 , Randy Brown
5 stars "Color: deep; Sweetness: dry; Finish: medium; "
tasted: November 3, 2014 , Gordon Smith
2.5 stars "Color: deep; Nose: discreet; Aromas: red berry; Acidity: flat; Body: thin; Finish: medium; Overall: weak; Disappointed expected more."
tasted: January 2, 2016 , Dallas Simons
tasted: September 9, 2016 , from a member
4 stars "Nose of sour cherries, black cherry, vanilla scent, oak and tobacco. Soft, lush and well integrated tannins. Sour bitter cherries on the finish w/ a touch of balsamic. Fantastic. "
rated: August 1, 2011 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
93 points "The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo is beautiful in this vintage. It shows gorgeous mid-palate depth and pliancy, with wonderful richness in its sweet dark fruit, smoke, licorice and grilled herbs. The 10% Cabernet Sauvignon works particularly well in this vintage, as it seems to give the wine a measure of depth and delineation that is less obvious in the Flaccianello. Higher toned floral notes add lift on the finish. The Vigna del Sorbo is a touch restrained in 2008, as are most wines, yet it shows fabulous balance and tons of personality." Best 2014-2028
rated: April 21, 2012 , from a member
3.5 stars