ready-improve2008 Flaccianello della Pieve, Tenuta Fontodi, Tuscany, Italy

Product: 2008-12-00750-00-1099256
  • Antonio Galloni, Vinous
  • Wine Advocate
  • James Suckling
  • Ready, but will improve


Here's a vintage that came out of left field and knocked me flat with delight. The 2008 Flaccianello della Pieve is just my kind of Sangiovese with a gorgeous level of silkiness and smoothness, all followed by tangy menthol freshness and balsam herb that give so much momentum to the vertical lift and drive of the bouquet. The wine's complexity is enhanced by drying mineral notes with barbecue smoke and mesquite. There is a slight hint of ripeness here that you taste in the sweetness of the tannins and the satiny nature of the finish. I love the balance between the wine's natural acidity and the softer side of its fruit. This vintage is drinking beautifully at the moment. Don't miss this exciting window.

- Wine Advocate, 96+/100
Bottle Price 75 cl $293.00
3 available