Felsina Fontalloro 2016

 

Felsina's pure Sangiovese Fontalloro is a masterpiece of Tuscan winemaking. Sassicaia and Masseto both of which scored a perfect 100 points from Wine Advocate, with 98+ Fontalloro is not far behind and needless to say, a stunning wine with an excellent value.

Fontalloro 2016 has been another excellent vintage marked by its elegance and finesse that will age beautifully. 

Better in 2021 - 2045

DETAILS

Type: Red Producer: Felsina Appellation: Toscana IGT Vintage: 2016 Grape: 100% Sangiovese Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 13,5% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfites

(€59,33 / litre)


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AWARDS AND REVIEWS

98+ points 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. 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.
98 points James Suckling
Amazing 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. 

 

96 points Falstaff

Glänzendes Rubin mit leichtem Granatrand. Eröffnet mit satten Noten nach Kirsche und Granatapfel, dahinter nach Zimtstangen und Gewürznelken, erdig. Blüht am Gaumen sehr schön auf, reife Kirschfrucht, öffnet sich mit zupackendem Tannin, weicher, süßer Kern, im Finale fester Druck.

 

93-96 points Vinous

The 2016 Fontalloro is marked by vertical lift and a level of sheer structural intensity that is rare for this usually more sensual wine. Powerful, deep and also quite reticent, the 2016 is going to need a number of years before it starts drinking well. Even so, that it is a very special wine in the making is abundantly evident. Drink 2024-2046