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Fontodi Offer


#1

" Fontodi’s delicious 2015s" offer just in by email.

I keep saying no new wine for a while and then this arrives.


#2

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!! :wink::grin:
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.


#3

Well, damn…


#4

I’ve put 6 bottles in the basket.

Jancis gives it a score of 17.

2 separate articles on her website say

“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.”

and

" 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!

14%

Drink 2018-2023"


#5

Gah! I love Fontodi!

Time for my usual routine then:

  • Hold head in hands
  • Check bank balance
  • Sigh
  • 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…

#6

Like this?


#7

Uffff. I’d need a time machine to be able to afford a Ridge Monte Bello :t_rex:


#8

@herbster are you also rocking backward and forward whilst chanting ? :rofl: