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Wine review: Fontodi Chianti Classico 2010, Italy

Rating
92.00
Year
2010
Region
Tuscany
Varietal
Sangiovese
Price
$32.95

Nicely done once again for Fontodi, a terrific Chianti Classico producer. This 2010 is medium-full-bodied, with good concentration showing plum jam and violet, a dusting of cocoa and faint waft of horse stable. It's bone dry with chalky tannins. Good now, it should improve for up to 10 years in the cellar. Imported in Alberta by Vendemmia International. The equally excellent 2009 vintage is still available in British Columbia for $33.97 and in Quebec for $27.75.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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