Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2004 - SPIRITED Wines
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Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2004
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Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2004

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This wine represents the height of quality at Fontodi and is an exclusive product, which has been achieved through many years of dediaction. Particular care is taken during harvesting, vinification, and finally the maturation in wood so as to achieve this unique wine.
Wine Advocate
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Manetti's 2004 Flaccianello della Pieve (100% Sangiovese aged in 100% new oak) is simply stunning. Fresh and vibrant, it offers compelling aromatics and endless layers of fruit that develop in the glass, with superb length on the palate and gorgeous overall balance. Although it is still holding back much today, make no mistake about it, Flaccianello is one of Italy's blue-chip wines and the 2004 is a profound vintage for this wine. In order to enjoy its full range of expression readers will have to wait at least another five years after which it will provide memorable drinking to age 25, perhaps longer.

Antonio Galloni, June 2007
Wine Spectator
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Gorgeous aromas of blackberry, light toasty oak, cream and flowers follow through to a full-bodied palate, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Wonderful. Sangiovese. Best after 2010.

James Suckling, October 31, 2007
Wine Enthusiast
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Here's a standout Sangiovese-based super Tuscan with a very unique peppermint-like characteristic that helps to increase the wine's intensity and delicious overall effect. Beyond that layer of fresh mint are softer aromas of earth, white mineral, talc powder, pencil lead, cherry and spice. The wine has a strong mineral component.

Monica Larner, May 1, 2008