Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro 2016

Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro 2016
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98+
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93

Appearance: Ruby red color with good intensity and richness in color tones. Bouquet: Complex aromatic varieties, with accentuated notes of tobacco and wet earth (but also earth dust) and hints of black currant, blackberry and licorice. Palate: It reflects a good tannicity and consistency of tannins, medium soft. Good consistency, structure and aftertaste breed. Excellent longevity in large vintages.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
  • Sangiovese
Region Italy, Tuscany
Brand Fattoria di Felsina
Alcohol/vol 13.50

Wine Advocate 98+

The 2016 Fontalloro is the best vintage of this landmark wine that I have tasted thus far. This is a very elegant vintage, with more volume in the mouth and precise notes of tar, licorice, camphor ash, resin and Indian spice. In a race between the highly competitive 2015 and 2016 vintages, I give a slight advantage to this wine. The warmer 2015 vintage shows more richness and exuberant fruit. However, this wine from 2016 offers a more focused and chiseled delivery. I am hopeful that this wine will continue to evolve and sharpen as it ages in the bottle. This is a beautiful wine to put aside in your cellar for ten years or more.

Monica Larner, May 2019

Wine Enthusiast 93

Aromas of dark-skinned fruit, exotic spice, blue flower and menthol shape the nose. It's linear, focused and ethereally elegant, offering succulent Morello cherry, raspberry compote and star anise alongside fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance. Drink 2020-2028.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 2019

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