Got the same email.
I bought cases of the 2013 Sorbo (Vinous 97+) and the 2013 Flaccianello (Vinous 98) almost 2 years ago. I understand that it may be 2023 as a minimum until they are ready to broach.
My debit card is currently under lock and key at my “instruction” until I must pay for my Christmas delivery. And then it will be Rhone EP 2017 after that, unless of course Marcel decides to release some top end Chave, Jaboulet, Guigal, Rostaing, Sorrel etc. from terrific vintages at bargain basement prices.
Now, there’s a challenge!!
Fontodi, in my experience do an exceptional “basic” Chianti, I still have a little of the 2013.
I would urge members who have not sampled Fontodi, at £19 per bottle, it is a terrific bottle.
“I loved this 2015, which seems to speak so eloquently of the region and the charms of the Sangiovese grape. Its purity that is so magnificent, plus its balance of ripe but extremely fresh fruit and that tanginess that characterises a fine Chianti Classico. With particularly fine tannins, it lasts and lasts. Its 14% alcohol is not obvious. I gave it 17 points out of 20 and would happily drink it any time over the next five years – preferably with food.”
" Current release. Aged in French barriques for 18 months. 170,000 bottles produced.
Pure and fresh with really admirable purity. Gorgeous and very much of this place. Long with fine tannins. Bravissimo!
Repeat the mantra: I can’t have them all; I have lots of wine already; another offer is always around the corner; I can’t have them all; I have lots of wine already; another offer is always around the corner; I can’t have them all; I have lots of wine already; another offer is always around the corner; I can’t have them all; I have lots of wine already; another offer is always around the corner…
I was at a drinks event recently and was chatting to someone from Liberty wines about Chianti Classico. I asked if 2015 was a vintage to look out for and they thought that the 2016 was a good step up on it. I can’t speak from personal experience but there you go…
Thanks for the heads up. The straight Classico is so good I’ve never felt the need to spend up. As much as I’d like to try the Vigna Del Sorbo whilst the Classico remains less than half it’s price it’ll never happen !
Fontodi keeps so well. I still have the 2010 but only 2 bottles left. Other excellent Tuscan producers at differing price levels in my experience are Poggiopiano (WS exhibitionj, Isole di Olena and Selvapiana.