Flaccianello della Pieve (100% Sangiovese aged in 100% new oak) is simply stunning. Fresh and vibrant, it offers compelling aromatics and endless layers of fruit that develop in the glass, with superb length on the palate and gorgeous overall balance.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94
"The 2008 Flaccianello della Pieve is quite pretty, even if it is a bit buttoned up. It possesses lovely perfume and sweet Pinot-like fruit backed by acidity and structure that are unquestionably those of Sangiovese. Today the 2008 impresses for its energy and verve. It should be a fabulous wine to drink in another few years, once the tannins settle down a bit. This is yet another 2008 that has grown considerably in stature over the last year. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2023. "
James Suckling (JS): 97
"The pureness of fruit is so intense... fabulous aromas of flowers, blueberries, and raspberries. Full-bodied, with chocolate, licorice, and plums. The texture is very velvety. This is a wine in near perfect proportions."