Isole e Olena Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

$29.99

                                                  A fantastic new Chiantico Classico from one of Italy's best producers, one of the best every vintage. 91 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Chianti Classico is fabulous. Bright, punchy and so full of character, the 2017 is absolutely delicious. Sweet berry, cedar, tobacco, rose petal and subtle earthy notes all grace the 2017, an exquisite wine that will drink well with minimal cellaring. More than anything, I am so impressed with the wine's energy." 90 Points Decanter: 'While Isole e Olena was able to avoid frost damage in 2017, owner Paolo de Marchi estimates losing 40% of production due to drought conditions. He always picks as late as possible and vinifies gently to avoid rustic, green tannins. Aromas are restrained hinting at black currant, sage and spice with an undertow of espresso. On the palate there is a sumptuousness yet no lack of acidity and smart sophisticated tannin shore in ripe, generous fruit." Isole e Olena Chianti is a wine of incredible finesse. Supple, elegant and perfumed, this blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo is the result of pristine quality fruit grown in high-density, naturally farmed vineyards. Year in, year out, winemaker Paolo de Marchi sets the highest standard for the wine of the region.  

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Ratings on Delectable

Blake Walker

Cinnamon, dusty cherry. Medium plus acidity, medium body, medium plus tannin on finish.

Cinnamon, dusty cherry. Medium plus acidity, medium body, medium plus tannin on finish.

9.1

Raun Kupiec

Dramatically different from the 2017 Fontodi yesterday. Less aromatic, less bright, less cherry. This is thicker, smoother, earthier. More blackberry than red cherry. More woody. Tannins are very soft but very prominent in the flavor profile adding a bitterness.

Dramatically different from the 2017 Fontodi yesterday. Less aromatic, less bright, less cherry. This is thicker, smoother, earthier. More blackberry than red cherry. More woody. Tannins are very soft but very prominent in the flavor profile adding a bitterness.

8.9

Andrew

Very dry and dusty, sour (cherry). Hint of clove on the finish. Not great for the price.

Very dry and dusty, sour (cherry). Hint of clove on the finish. Not great for the price.

7.3

Barry

Nice to sip and watch a movie

Nice to sip and watch a movie

8.6

Per Christer Nielsen Dale

Fresh and delicate - nice finish

Fresh and delicate - nice finish

8.9

Chris Moskal

Jammy, a bit too sweet for my taste

Jammy, a bit too sweet for my taste

8.4

Arturo

2017, 93 JS, XXII, 375ml

2017, 93 JS, XXII, 375ml

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