Fontodi, Chanti Classico 2010
93+ pts Wine Advocate
Here is a beautiful expression that takes us back one decade in time. The Fontodi 2010 Chianti Classico shows beautiful tertiary tones that are tonic, bright and focused. A long list of descriptors applies, including cranberry, dried cassis, pie crust, leather, pressed violet, potpourri, button mushroom and forest floor. There is an ashy mineral note that I found across the entire range of Sangiovese wines from Fontodi. The wine has taken on volume and weight over the past 10 years. The mouthfeel is beautiful, showing tarry richness, wild sage and a touch of black rubber tire (Michelin, of course). The wine is poised to continue its evolution, but it shows great character now, and if you have a bottle, I highly recommend that you pull it out. This is a terrific surprise.
93 pts Antonio Galloni, Vinous:
The 2010 Chianti Classico boasts striking inner perfume, but is otherwise very shut down. Today, the 2010 seems to combine the finesse of the 2004 with some of the structure of the 2006. Clean veins of 2010 acidity support the brilliant, sensual finish. The 2010 is a gorgeous wine with a bright future, although readers will need to be patient. Drink 2016-2030.
91 pts Wine Enthusiast:
Made from organic grapes, this succulent wine delivers balsamic aromas and juicy black cherry flavors layered with cinnamon and white pepper. It’s radiant and structured, with big round tannins and edgy acidity.