98 POINTS, James Suckling formally of Wine Spectator. "Amazing aromas of licorice, wet earth, orange peel and lavender. Full body, tight and super compact and polished. Goes on for minutes. Clearly great..."
98 POINTS, The Wine Advocate. "The 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. This wine offers a focused and chiseled delivery."
96 POINTS, Vinous. "The 2016 Fontalloro is bold, hearty and deeply flavored, with all of the Sangiovese wildness that is so typical of Fontalloro. Ripe dark cherry, grilled herbs, smoke, leather, game and incense are some of the many aromas and flavors that open up in a potent, virile Fontalloro loaded with personality and character."
This fine Chianti, made by the Bandinelli brothers, is made in an ancient cellar that hasn’t changed since the Renaissance. This is a wine of rustic country beauty. Broad-shouldered, with hearty tannin and acidity and a dark, earthy quality to...
98 POINTS, Vinous. "Flat out stunning. Dark, dense and resonant, the 2016 is a wonderfully complete wine that will provide readers with decades of pure drinking pleasure. This is especially dark and brooding, and yet the tannins are incredibly polished to...
A "baby Brunello." This Rosso di Montalcino is from younger vines and is made to drink young. This Sangiovese is medium bodied but with good concentration. Elegant and old-world, it is well balanced with a mix of red berries, violets,...