2012 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana SKU #1259384


VN 97 JS 94 RP 94
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  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    Flaccianello remains one of the greatest Tuscan Sangioveses and the 2012 is regal. The Manetti family reduced the yields by twenty percent and carefully selected the grapes from five of their parcels to make this stunning wine. The fruit is dark, rich and aromatic and the wine is full-bodied with deftly integrated tannins and oak and the ability to age many years. Open now with proper aeration or allow it to develop in the cellar. Outstanding.
  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    K&L Staff Member
    Big, beautiful, full and focused. This wine is a wonderful expression of Sangiovese. It begins with juicy deep fruits such as blackberry and black cherry. It has gripping tannins that are complemented by dry spice and leather. The wine does not weigh down the palate, but intrigues the senses with its long, clean finish.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    This wine is 100% Sangiovese and a small marvel of class and power, especially when the vintage is taken into account. There is wonderful richness of fruit, which melds beautifully with the aristocratic oak, giving spicy scents which come through on the palate, dark-fruit, ripe strawberries with concentrated aromas of blackberries, dark coco powder and stony minerals. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and an incredibly long finish, will age very well.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    I have always loved Flaccianello, its’ purity of fruit, the meticulous winemaking, and exceptional vineyard sourcing has made it an international sensation. This vintage is magnificent; the nose is full of wild cherry, spice, earth and a sense of the suns warmth, not overripe but it has a glow. On the palate the first sensation is of its incredible length, long and then even longer but that doesn’t take away from the supple richness coiled around the central structure giving one a sense of richness. The tannins are sweet and long and with the wines length they give the wine a powerful structure for long term aging while still in excellent balance. The finish is full of spice box, leather and plum, rich with a sense of lengthening. A superb wine, hope fully you have a child born in this year, got married in this year or just like to drink this year!
    Drink from 2016 to 2042


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