Steve Tanzer 93+ points - The 2009 Fontalloro is 100% Sangiovese from three vineyards; Fontalloro in Chianti Classico and Casalino and Arcidossino, both in the Chianti Colli Senesi appellation. Here too, the vineyards are over 50 years old. Sweet red cherries, tobacco, flowers and spices meld together beautifully in this deep, resonant Fontalloro. This is a more immediate, round style than the Rancia. Ripe, silky tannins frame the long, polished finish. Today the Fontalloro isn?t as expressive as the Rancia, but it generally has a shorter drinking window. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
FATTORIA DI FELSINA 2009 FELSINA FONTALLORO
"Bright red. Captivating aromas of red cherry, raspberry, licorice and sweet spices. Juicy and tightly wound but essentially pliant, with smooth red fruit and licorice flavors complicated by aromatic fresh herbs. Finishes with supple but mouthcoating tannins. Needs time." Ian D'Agata Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 93+ points Drink 2014+