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1997 Flaccianello della Pieve, Tenuta Fontodi


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"The 1997 Flaccianello della Pieve wraps around the palate with endless layers of dark fruit. In 1997 the grapes were very small because the intense heat of the year dehydrated the fruit. Dark red berries, pomegranate, spices, smoke, licorice, anise and rose petals burst from the glass with notable energy, power and grace. Even with all of its intensity, the 1997 is beautifully balanced from start to finish. This racy, full-bodied Flaccianello can be enjoyed today or cellared for up to a decade." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 06/01/2012)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2012-2022

"Complex aromas of ripe plum, with orange peel, Indian spices and sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, round and beautiful, with soft tannins and a fresh, lively finish. The balance of opulent fruit and fresh acidity is so appealing. Why wait any longer?--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now. 5,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 01/01/2007)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2007

"Ruby-garnet color. Berry aromas display an almost pinot-like delicacy and fragrance, complemented by subtle oakiness. Round and silky on the palate; ripe fruit shows the customary freshness of this wine but with notably lower acidity than in the past. Vigorous on the back end." Daniel Thomases, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2000)

Rating: 91

"Lovely development on the nose. A sweet middle. Tense and dense. Lots there." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 09/18/2007)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2005-2015

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