Castello Di Fonterutoli Mazzei Chianti Classico 2017, Docg, Italy

Chianti Classico Chianti Classico
Tuscany, Italy

$24.95 (977629)

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July 25, 2020

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This a modern classic, about as suave as one can interpret sangiovese. There is some merlot here perhaps smoothing...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A wonderfully taught 2017, a surprise given the hot vintage. A textural delight with a fine tannic presence, lovely...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A poster child for 2017, ripeness developed without trepidation, berries small and bursting with tart fruit, cherries...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Properly firm and savoury, spicy red fruit and herb-inflected, Fonterutoli's '17 Classico seems to have avoided the...

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Community Reviews (1)

It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

As with prior vintages, Fonterutoli's Chianti Classico is modern-styled with it shadings of oak from the small barrel ageing. But the quality of the Sangiovese fruit shines through. Red cherry fruit, tart and focused with just the right amount of tannin and a long finish. Seems to be drinking very nicely to me though should hold a few years if you prefer your CC with more mature flavours. Tasted Sep 2020.

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