2011 Fontodi Chianti Classico
Aromas of dried tangerines and plums with hints of flowers. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and a delicious balsamic, dark-fruit and plum character. Savory and delicious. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
Reinforced by beefy tannins, this black cherry- and plum-filled version offers floral and spice accents. In a modern, fruity style, yet not oaky, this stays lively and persistent through the long aftertaste. Best from 2016 through 2027. 15,000 cases made. (BS)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I am always impressed by the wines of Fontodi. The 2011 Chianti Classico is a base wine from this excellent estate in Panzano-in-Chianti, although it aspires to much more. The bouquet is slow to open but once it does, it shows dark berry nuances with light touches of tobacco and dried rose petal. (ML)
Dark red cherry, stone fruits, smoke, tobacco and cloves meld together in the 2011 Chianti Classico. Rich, ample and broad on the palate, the 2011 captures the ripeness of the year, yet still retains a good measure of freshness. Unlike most vintages, the 2011 will drink well pretty much right out of the gate. The style is dark, brooding and imposing. (AG)
Lovely complex aroma already with the sweetness of black cherry and oak but also a lightly stemmy freshness (though I don’t know if any stems were included). On the palate there’s a great balance between the still-chewy but fine-grained tannins, dry, mouthwatering freshness and the fresh fruit still showing on the finish. (JH)