FONTODI Chianti Classico 2016

  • 13.5% abv 750ml
  • Country: Italy > Tuscany
    Winery: FONTODI
    Grape Varietal: Sangiovese


    Wine Advovate / Robert Parker 92+, Wine Spectator 94, , Vinos / Antonio Galloni 94, James Suckling 94, Wine Searcher Average rating 91



    Fontodi Chianti Classico is a winery that can pretty much do no wrong, especially when a vintage like 2015 comes along. The whole line-up is out-of-this world and proves why this is one of the top producers in all of Italy.
    Simply put, this is world-class wine at its most affordable and a wine that the rest of the region should look to as an example of what great Chianti can be. So much wonderful freshness here with cherry, dried berry, spice and herb.
    Antonio Galloni remarked that this wine is: “Outrageously beautiful. Rich and seductive, the 2015 expresses the radiance of the year while retaining a good bit of translucence and energy…I am simply blown away by the wine’s quality.”
    Its purity that is so magnificent, plus its balance of ripe but extremely fresh fruit and that tanginess that characterises a fine Chianti Classico. With particularly fine tannins, it lasts and lasts. Its 14% alcohol is not obvious.
    The nose shines with freshly picked blackcurrants, dark plums, freshly cut herbs, cinnamon, raspberry cheesecake, glazed cherries, orange and lemon rind. The palate is so well-crafted with a silky ball of tannins surrounded by layers of blue and red fruit and enveloping acidity. A long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold.


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