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2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico

Tuscany, ITALY
$64. 99
$779.88 Dozen
Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2023-2024)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Aged in French oak for 18 months and certified organic. Opaque dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Fragrant red currant and cherry aromas laced with violets merge into spicy cedar, dusty earth and dried herb notes. Medium bodied with good richness to the ripe red currant and dark cherry flavours, earthy leather, old cedar and spicy dried herb characters then move in on the rustic finish. Dry, slightly chewy tannins impart some grip. Medium to long aftertaste of spicy red currants, dark cherries, old cedar, earthy leather characters and dried herbs.
Cellar 4-5 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
The 2015 Chianti Classico is outrageously beautiful. Rich and seductive, the 2015 expresses the radiance of the year while retaining a good bit of translucence and energy. Rose petal, mint, white pepper and crushed flowers add elements of brightness to this classy, super-polished Chianti Classico. More than anything else, though, I am simply blown away by the wine's quality. A decade ago, Giovanni Manetti made darker more concentrated wines. Today, the Fontodi wines speak to finesse. The Chianti Classico is a great place to see that. It was aged in equal parts cask and neutral barrique. Drink 2020-2035
93 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous