Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro 2016 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro 2016

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Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro 2016
$69.99
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$54.99

SKU 15726

750ml

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Ruby red color with rich and intense tones. Variety of aromatic herbs accentuated with generous notes of tobacco and wet earth (dry earth, as well), black currant and licorice. The palate manifests good consistency of medium-smooth tannins to ensure the lengthy ageing. Rich structure and weight and elegant breed on the finish. Optimum cellar life in all vintages.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany
Brand Fattoria di Felsina
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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James SucklingAmazing aromas of licorice, wet earth, orange peel and lavender. Full body, tight and super compact and polished. Goes on for minutes. Clearly great. Better in 2021, but already a star.

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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Fontalloro is the best vintage of this landmark wine that I have tasted thus far. This is a very elegant vintage, with more volume in the mouth and precise notes of tar, licorice, camphor ash, resin and Indian spice. In a race between the highly competitive 2015 and 2016 vintages, I give a slight advantage to this wine. The warmer 2015 vintage shows more richness and exuberant fruit. However, this wine from 2016 offers a more focused and chiseled delivery. I am hopeful that this wine will continue to evolve and sharpen as it ages in the bottle. This is a beautiful wine to put aside in your cellar for ten years or more.

Monica Larner, May 31, 2019
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Wine EnthusiastAromas of dark-skinned fruit, exotic spice, blue flower and menthol shape the nose. It's linear, focused and ethereally elegant, offering succulent Morello cherry, raspberry compote and star anise alongside fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance. Drink 2020-2028.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 1, 2019
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Wine SpectatorThis is rich and polished, with black cherry, blackberry and plum flavors matched to dense tannins and bright acidity. Tips toward the tannic side now, picking up earth, spice and tar notes on the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2028. 2,500 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, October 31, 2019