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2012 Felsina "Fontalloro" Toscana

SKU #1278902 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2012 Fontalloro (100% Sangiovese) is a stunning expression and delivers the high quality we have come to expect of this celebrated IGT Toscana wine in a less important vintage. Careful work has been done here to ensure the high quality of fruit. The Fontalloro vineyard is located on the border of the Chianti Classico and the Chianti Colli Senesi appellations. Many have called upon Fèlsina to change the wine's status to Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, but technically it can't be because of much of the vineyard is located outside the denomination limits. The bouquet is soft and rich with dark fruit and spice. In the mouth, Fontalloro reveals integrated tannins and acidity. (ML) Inner quote mark (10/2015)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Dark red cherry, plum, cinnamon and crushed rock nuances flesh out in the 2012 Fontalloro. Next to most of the other wines in the lineup, the 2012 Fontalloro is floral, perfumed, fresh and vibrant, with gorgeous aromatic lift, silky tannins and lovely overall balance. Fontalloro often opens up before Rancia, as is the case today, but the 2012 also possesses more than enough depth to drink well for a number of years. Still, the sexy, radiant finish makes me think most bottles won't be around to make old bones. Put simply, the 2012 Fontalloro is an arrestingly beautiful, showy wine built to please. And please it does. (AG) Inner quote mark (9/2015)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Ripe plum, mature black cherry, violet, clove, mocha, anise and grilled sage are just some of the sensations you'll find on this gorgeous wine alongside velvety tannins. It already has great depth but hold for more complexity. Drink 2017-2027. *Cellar Selection* (KO) Inner quote mark (11/2015)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Aromas of chilis, currants, berries and flowers follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a tangy finish. A structured and fresh wine. Better in a year or two but already so fine. Always excellent. Better in 2017. Inner quote mark (8/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This red evokes cherry, black currant, earth, tobacco and mineral flavors, allied to an elegant frame. Well-structured, remaining fresh and long on the dusty finish. Sangiovese. Best from 2018 through 2029. (BS) Inner quote mark (6/2016)

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By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/30/2017 | Send Email
I was first introduced to this wine in the previous vintage and was excited to get to taste it again in the 2012 vintage. It did not disappoint at all, in fact for something to drink sooner rather than later I prefer the 2012. There is still the spectacular richness and depth that I tasted in 2011, but this vintage offers up more richness, fruit, and roundness. Dark cherry and currant in the nose lead to a big supple wine with some savory herb and dusty notes. In short this is a wine that is delicious right now and deserves to be picked up and enjoyed.

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