Fontodi

Fontodi

Chianti Classico 2021

Tuscany, Italy

Regular price£135.00
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After many years in the wine trade, I’ve finally found a relatively entry-level Chianti I trust completely. In years gone by, I’ve had some wonderful Chianti, but far too many poor experiences with wines lacking flesh with high acidity and unbalanced alcohol for my taste.

However, in 2015, that changed with my introduction to Fontodi. Their wines are utterly charming, supple, generous, and well-balanced. Even if I haven’t tried a particular vintage, I’m happy to take a case of this Chianti Classico on spec each year for my own ‘cellar’; it comes highly recommended and is extraordinarily consistent from one vintage to the next. Even the troublesome 2017 vintage which I recently had delivered home is an utter delight.

Style: Red Drink from: 2024
ABV: 14.0% Drink to: 2034
Packaging: OCC Stock arriving: April 2024
Critic scores
17.5 JR, 93 GM
Critic reviews
"Deep crimson. Enticing, deep red-fruit nose with hints of white pepper and leather. Succulent red fruit, with the finely grained, plentiful tannins unfurling on the finish. (WS)"
Walter Speller, March 2024 JancisRobinson.com

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Critics

AG
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
AM
Allan Meadows, Burghound.com
DC
Decanter, Decanter.com
GM
Gus McLean, AbingdonFineWine.com
JA
Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com
JD
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
JR
Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com
JS
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
LPB
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, TheWineIndependent.com
NM
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com
RP
Various, RobertParker.com
TA
Tim Atkin, TimAtkin.com
VM
Various, vinous.com

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