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2004 Fontodi - Flaccianello Della Pieve 750ml
2004 Fontodi - Flaccianello Della Pieve
Italy - Tuscany - Other
Red / Sangiovese
2004 Fontodi - Flaccianello Della Pieve
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Professional Reviews

IWC
94

International Wine Cellar Author: Ian D'Agata Issue: Issue 133

($100; 100% sangiovese) Medium-deep red. Multifaceted nose offers red- and blackcurrant, flowers, tobacco and licorice, accented by an elegant mineral quality. This displays incredible freshness, with a delicate balsamic quality perfectly framing the red and dark fruit flavors. Finishes extremely long, with spectacularly suave tannins. Now made from the estate's best sangiovese grapes; up to the '01 vintage, this wine was the product of a single vineyard that has since been replanted.

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WA
96

Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni Issue: 201

The 2004 Flaccianello della Pieve is super elegant, polished and impeccably refined, just as it always has been. At the same time, it is one of the bigger 2004s from Tuscany readers will come across. Dark red berries, flowers, spices and menthol are layered into the finish. Today the aromatics aren't fully developed, but that should not be an issue in another few years. There is plenty of underlying structure to support many years of fine drinking. The quality of the tannins is particularly fine, especially next to the other great Flaccianellos.

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WS
95

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

(#63 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2007) 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. 4,000 cases made.

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Community Reviews

93

Todd W59 Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 05/18/2013 Drink Dates: 2015-2025

Popped and poured, and then quickly decanted. Still very dark purple / red color showing little signs of aging. The nose was yielding aromas of black fruits and flowers; slight undertones of spice and chocolate. On the palate, this wine is big and still very tight, with predominate and edgy tannins. While enjoyable and showing lots of promise, I'd leave this wine in the cellar for at least another few years.

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95

fabioota Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 09/16/2012

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96

Gregg MV Trust Rating: 83 Tasted On: 08/08/2010 Drink Dates: 2014-2029

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. A recent bottle of the 1982 was still full of life when tasted a few months ago. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.

sammyp Trust Rating: 50 Tasted On: 11/18/2007 Drink Dates: 2007-2029

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