1987 Fontodi Flaccianello 1.5L

Sku 152330
  • Country Italy
  • Producer Fontodi Estate Winery
  • Size 1.5 L
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Vintage 1987
  • Wine Type Red
  • Product Wine Imported
  • 93 Wine Advocate Notes

    The 1987 Flaccianello della Pieve is striking. It is also the first wine in this tasting that shows the trademark Flaccianello style, albeit in slightly laid back interpretation. The 1987, from a cool, rainy year, has aged exceptionally well. The aromatics are beautifully delineated, while the fruit remains silky and super refined. As delicious as this is, the 1987 impresses for its superb sense of harmony, which is truly remarkable considering the less than ideal growing conditions that year. This is an especially sexy Flaccianello. Anticipated maturity 2012-2017. This complete vertical of Fontodis flagship 100% Sangiovese Flaccianello was yet another of the remarkable tastings of my recent trip to Tuscany. Flaccianello is an interesting wine because the quality level that is the norm today only really starts around 2001. Prior to that the wines were very good, and sometimes even better than that, but not profound. In 2001 proprietor Giovanni Manetti made the decision to focus on his

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