When we talk about successful aging
in wines, Fontalloro - Felsina
is certainly a fitting example.
The Fontalloro Fèlsina 2009
vintage, tasted last night, was a real satisfaction, not surprisingly it received high level reviews from some the field major experts such as Wine Advocate and James Suckling (93/100 for both).
A pure Sangiovese
that shows itself with a red that is as dark as it is intense, as are the notes of licorice, wood and vanilla on both the aromatic and tasting sides combining with aromas of berries and a slight acidic hint, underlining the still remaining longevity of the wine.
The tannin is well present, but dosed to the right point, for a balanced structure that does not weigh it down excessively.