The Irish Times

4th August, 2012

John Wilson

Fontodi is one of my favourite producers in Chianti Classico. The wines combine power and elegance with authentic Tuscan Sangiovese character. The 2008 is still young, but already shows lovely, lightly spicy, dark cherry and blackcurrant fruits, and good tannic length. Harmonious wine with real substance

1st March, 2012

90 points

The pure Sangiovese fruit is typically ripe and rich with sleek yet savoury sweet-and-sour strawberry and cherry fruitiness, lightly polished by spicy oak and moderated by lively fresh acidity.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

31st August, 2011

Antonio Galloni

Very elegant...Sweet red cherries, flowers, tobacco and incense float on a core of bright, persistent minerality. This is a rather Burgundian styled vintage for the Chianti Classico...It is a model of precision and elegance. Menthol, spices and a host of balsamic aromas and flavours add complexity on the delineated, precise finish.

5th March, 2012

Walter Speller, 17 points

Concentrated ruby just beginning to show some age. Ethereal and slightly dusty. Richly extracted with a good pinch of acidity. Stalky persistent tannin.

Wine Spectator

31st December, 2011

Bruce Sanderson, 90 points

This has grip and fine Sangiovese character, evoking bitter cherry, tobacco, leather and spice flavours. A harmonious wine, lingering with an aftertaste of tobacco and mineral.


1st August, 2011

Kerin O`Keefe, 18 points

Ripe fruit, leather, minerals and elegant cherry, berry notes with a hint of tobacco. Silky texture, great depth.