Vendemmia wines in Wine Spectators top 100
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement.
Fontodi 2006 Flaccianello
Shows excellent color and richness for a Sangiovese, with aromas of sultana, coffee, toasty oak and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit and chewy tannins. The concentration and depth of fruit and layers of tannins are breathtaking. A blockbuster.
Petrolo 2007 Torrione
Clear and precise, with beautiful aromas of plum, berries and chocolate. Full-bodied and refined, with a dense yet elegant palate of plum, chocolate and cherry. Long and caressing. Wonderfully polished. Very fine. Sangiovese and Merlot.
Tenimenti Luigi D'Allessandro 2006 Syrah Cortona Il Bosco
Intense licorice, blackberry, mineral, sandalwood and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with silky, superpolished tannins that turn to a butterscotch, toffee, berry and chocolate aftertaste, which has just a hint of meat and spice. Tannic and powerful, yet balanced.
Livio Felluga 2008 Pinot Grigio Collio
Apple pie, mineral, piecrust and ripe mango aromas. Full-bodied, with bright acidity and a lively finish. Drink now.