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2009 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana 6-Pack (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1434053 95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A structured red with polished tannins and subtle vanilla, chocolate and currant character on the nose and palate. Full body, with integrated tannins and a compacted palate. Builds on the palate. Muscular and intense. Needs until 2015 to soften. Try it then. Inner quote mark (11/2014)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2009 Flaccianello della Pieve is a huge wine that definitely shows the richness of the year, yet somehow retains fabulous balance. Ripe black cherries, mocha, spices and licorice are some of the many notes that flesh out in the glass. The 2009 Flaccianello is impressive, but readers will have to be exceptionally patient. As good as the 2009 is, it doesn’t have the sexiness of the 2004 or 2007, nor the power of vintages like 2006 or 2008. Instead, it is a bit of an in-between wine with elements of all those years. Today it is the wine’s structure and concentration that dominates. My most recent tasting suggests the wine is beginning to close down hard. Next to the Sorbo, Flaccianello has more richness and volume, but slightly less vibrancy. (AG) Inner quote mark (6/2012)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Deep red-ruby. Enticing aromas of plum, cherry and graphite, with hints of tar and wild herbs. Then sweet but not overripe or heavy on the palate, offering bright flavors of plum and redcurrant. Plenty of soil character and fine-grained tannins on the the multilayered, nicely structured finish. This wine magically combines sweetness, flesh and refinement--no small feat--and is an amazingly pure example of Sangiovese. (ID) 94+ Inner quote mark (7/2012)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Elegant, this is also closed, showing some tannins at the moment, along with black cherry, black currant, and spice flavors. In an awkward phase right now, yet this feels like it will develop a little more quickly. Non-blind Flaccianello vertical (July 2014). Best from 2016 through 2028. *Top 100 Wines 2012* (BS, Web Only-2014) Inner quote mark

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark There is real warmth on the finish. Forward, this is just right for now. (I was told by Giovanni Manetti that the 2010 needs five more years in bottle.) Rich, sweet, prunes and obviously the result of a warm vintage. Smooth, lively, spicy and long with fully resolved tannins. Admirable freshness despite all the ripeness. Open. 18/20 Inner quote mark (6/2018)

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