Fontodi Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Andrew Lohse Delectable Pro

Red and black fruit, sage, thyme, rosemary, cocoa, underbrush, blood, iron. Serious sophistication on the palate—seamless structure and an herbal quality, deeply savory, almost like black tea. Oak worked in flawlessly. More grace than power. Mint, purple flowers

Red and black fruit, sage, thyme, rosemary, cocoa, underbrush, blood, iron. Serious sophistication on the palate—seamless structure and an herbal quality, deeply savory, almost like black tea. Oak worked in flawlessly. More grace than power. Mint, purple flowers

9.3

Darren Dittrich Delectable Pro

Delicious high-toned dark-cherry Chianti Classico with lower oak influence than most, and fewer rustic notes. This producer is on top of their game. Delicious with food. For those who like Nebbiolo, this a M+ tannin (and darker fruit) version of your favorite Barolo. $30 at Costco, great QPR.

Delicious high-toned dark-cherry Chianti Classico with lower oak influence than most, and fewer rustic notes. This producer is on top of their game. Delicious with food. For those who like Nebbiolo, this a M+ tannin (and darker fruit) version of your favorite Barolo. $30 at Costco, great QPR.

9.3

Eric Guido Delectable Pro

The 2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico is an over-performer in every possible way, showing masses of black cherry and raspberry with dusty minerals, hints of cedar and new leather. There’s a cool-toned precision beneath it’s warm vintage fruit, with grippy tannins which quickly firm up the experience, while zesty acids tug at the cheeks. A minute later and I can still feel it’s youthful poise, along with lingering tart berries and hints of spice. #fontodi #chianticlassico #sangiovese #tuscanwine

The 2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico is an over-performer in every possible way, showing masses of black cherry and raspberry with dusty minerals, hints of cedar and new leather. There’s a cool-toned precision beneath it’s warm vintage fruit, with grippy tannins which quickly firm up the experience, while zesty acids tug at the cheeks. A minute later and I can still feel it’s youthful poise, along with lingering tart berries and hints of spice. #fontodi #chianticlassico #sangiovese #tuscanwine

9.3

Peter van den Besselaar Delectable Pro

Vintage 2013 power spicy classic

Vintage 2013 power spicy classic

9.1

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

I love the ripe richness here. Mouth-filling with cooked and macerated black cherries and plums, perhaps something a bit blue fruited too, all wound up with leathery, warm spices, lemon zinger tea, and savory brett. Underneath menthol, crushed flowers, herbs and forest notes add dimension along with black pepper. Rather ample on the mid-palate, the acidity and pronounced dust minerality still bring it all back to Chianti Classico for me. On a side, I think cooperage selection is absolutely on point, very well made on that front, great integration of tannin and barrel character, almost melting into the wine.

I love the ripe richness here. Mouth-filling with cooked and macerated black cherries and plums, perhaps something a bit blue fruited too, all wound up with leathery, warm spices, lemon zinger tea, and savory brett. Underneath menthol, crushed flowers, herbs and forest notes add dimension along with black pepper. Rather ample on the mid-palate, the acidity and pronounced dust minerality still bring it all back to Chianti Classico for me. On a side, I think cooperage selection is absolutely on point, very well made on that front, great integration of tannin and barrel character, almost melting into the wine.

9.2

Kavita Nar

Incredibly dry! Dry like dirt

Incredibly dry! Dry like dirt

9.2

Kurt Schuster

Beautiful. Silky and smooth with perfect balance between fruit and structure. Lovely. 

Beautiful. Silky and smooth with perfect balance between fruit and structure. Lovely. 

9.2

Pekka Holma

Excelent CC, one of my favourite. Dark cherry and dried plum with subtle oak sensations. Full bodied, dusty tannins.

Excelent CC, one of my favourite. Dark cherry and dried plum with subtle oak sensations. Full bodied, dusty tannins.

9.2

Krit Sutee

Leather, prunes. Better with food

Leather, prunes. Better with food

8.5

Matt Waring

Juicy cherries, a luscious mouthfeel, herbaceous nose, soft tannins -- classy Chianti for sure

Juicy cherries, a luscious mouthfeel, herbaceous nose, soft tannins -- classy Chianti for sure

9.1

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

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    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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