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Fontodi Chianti Classico 2020

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
JS 94
WS 93
AG 92
DE 92
F 92
WA 91
14.0% ABV
Item # 345871

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750ml
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94 points James Suckling: "Subtle aromas of sliced strawberries and cherries with some orange peel follow through to a medium body with succulent tannins and a bright and tangy finish. Lovely energy in this one. So good now. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. (7/12/23)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$49 list] Rich and velvety, laced with black cherry, blackberry, violet and mineral flavors. This is driven by vibrant acidity and backed by well-mannered tannins. Shows excellent balance and length. Drink now through 2028. (11/30/23)"

92+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2020 Chianti Classico offers notable tension to balance the natural richness that is such a signature here. There is plenty of Panzano intensity, but less opulence than has been the norm in the past. A shift towards larger format oak and bottling four months earlier contribute to that feel. Dark red cherry, leather, spice, rose petal, dried herbs and wild flowers all grace this nuanced Chianti Classico. It will be interesting to see the direction this bottling takes. I would not plan on opening this too young. Drink: 2026-2040. (Aug 2023)"

92 points Michaela Morris (Decanter): "This flagship Chianti Classico from the renowned Fontodi estate has grown over the years to its current annual production of 170,000 bottles, however it has not lost its identity, deeply rooted in a sun-drenched stretch of Panzano’s Conca d’Oro. The 2020 version has all the ripe dark fruit and assertive tannins that come so neatly into balance. Grilled meat, baked earth and thyme flirt with black plum. The youthful juiciness has the energy to carry this over the next eight or so years. It finishes with its signature bitter liquorice twist. Drinking Window: 2024-2031. (Feb 2023)"

92 points Falstaff: "Brilliant, medium ruby red. Elegant nose with notes of coffee, cherry, underpinned with nuances of forest floor. Linear on the palate, with invigorating acidity and very fine tannic structure, coherent until the finish above average length. (11/3/23)"

91 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "A certified organic wine, the Fontodi 2020 Chianti Classico shows dark fruit and blackberry with earthy sensations of crushed stone that reflect the schistous soils found in this area of the appellation. Unlike the Filetta di Lamole (with fruit from Lamole) that is very floral in personality, this expression from Panzano has more structure, girth and general fruit weight. Drink: 2023-2030. (Sep 2023)"
94 points James Suckling: "Subtle aromas of sliced strawberries and cherries with some orange peel follow through to a medium body with succulent tannins and a bright and tangy finish. Lovely energy in this one. So good now. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. (7/12/23)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$49 list] Rich and velvety, laced with black cherry, blackberry, violet and mineral flavors. This is driven by vibrant acidity and backed by well-mannered tannins. Shows excellent balance and length. Drink now through 2028. (11/30/23)"

92+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2020 Chianti Classico offers notable tension to balance the natural richness that is such a signature here. There is plenty of Panzano intensity, but less opulence than has been the norm in the past. A shift towards larger format oak and bottling four months earlier contribute to that feel. Dark red cherry, leather, spice, rose petal, dried herbs and wild flowers all grace this nuanced Chianti Classico. It will be interesting to see the direction this bottling takes. I would not plan on opening this too young. Drink: 2026-2040. (Aug 2023)"

92 points Michaela Morris (Decanter): "This flagship Chianti Classico from the renowned Fontodi estate has grown over the years to its current annual production of 170,000 bottles, however it has not lost its identity, deeply rooted in a sun-drenched stretch of Panzano’s Conca d’Oro. The 2020 version has all the ripe dark fruit and assertive tannins that come so neatly into balance. Grilled meat, baked earth and thyme flirt with black plum. The youthful juiciness has the energy to carry this over the next eight or so years. It finishes with its signature bitter liquorice twist. Drinking Window: 2024-2031. (Feb 2023)"

92 points Falstaff: "Brilliant, medium ruby red. Elegant nose with notes of coffee, cherry, underpinned with nuances of forest floor. Linear on the palate, with invigorating acidity and very fine tannic structure, coherent until the finish above average length. (11/3/23)"

91 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "A certified organic wine, the Fontodi 2020 Chianti Classico shows dark fruit and blackberry with earthy sensations of crushed stone that reflect the schistous soils found in this area of the appellation. Unlike the Filetta di Lamole (with fruit from Lamole) that is very floral in personality, this expression from Panzano has more structure, girth and general fruit weight. Drink: 2023-2030. (Sep 2023)"
Product SKU 345871
Producer Fontodi
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Chianti Classico DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
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