2004 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium to deep garnet colour. Ethereal nose - an intoxicating perfume of violets, cherry pie, white pepper, cigar boxes, dried Mediterranean herbs and musk. The palate is wonderfully structured providing fine, firm tannins, high acid and tons of ripe, complex fruit and earth flavours. Very long layered finish. Drink 2010 to 2025.
Gorgeous aromas of blackberry, light toasty oak, cream and flowers follow through to a full-bodied palate, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Wonderful. Sangiovese. Best after 2010.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium-deep red. Multifaceted nose offers red- and blackcurrant, flowers, tobacco and licorice, accented by an elegant mineral quality. This displays incredible freshness, with a delicate balsamic quality perfectly framing the red and dark fruit flavors. Finishes extremely long, with spectacularly suave tannins.