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CHIANTI CLASSICO 2017 DOCG
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ISOLE E OLENA
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. This is the tenth release of Isole e Olena’s Chianti Classico in Vintages since 2003 and I am very pleased to say, the best to date. Fairly deep red in colour. the gently savoury, complex and yet still youthful nose shows an abundance of attractive, ripe, Damson plum fruit along some slightly spicy, mineral-driven, sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied and yet very well structured, the bright, gently spicy, ripe plummy-blueberry-cherry flavours are followed up by a lingering, fairly crisp, harmonious, sandalwood-tinged finish. This very tasty, elegant and yet mouthfilling blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 5% Syrah has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L9..20 on the back label. CSPC 704346
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Elegant, Classic, Ripe, Harmonious
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The vintage sends sangiovese in so many directions, some into the well filled with simple fruit and others over the wall into ultra-savoury territory. Paolo di Marchi's does both and more. There's a freshness and a depth to the not so serious but oh so serious conflagration. What's special is the supple and actionable structure, of acidity embracing and unproblematic tannin. Works like an Isole e Olena Annata should, with imaginary Riserva folded in, with all stones rendered and all points looking north. Drink date: 2022-2031. Score - 93 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, May 28, 2020) Price $ 38.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 23, 2021
Cases bought 249 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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