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CHIANTI CLASSICO 2018 DOCG, Tuscany, Italy
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ISOLE E OLENA
This new 2018 the eleventh release of Isole e Olenaís Chianti Classico in Vintages since 2003. What is significant is that itís getting better with every shipment. Deep purple-ruby colour, the faintly savoury, very attractive, ripe, expansive, Damson plum and cassis-cherry fruit is perfectly integrated with gently complex, toasty-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured and harmonious, the bright, gently spicy, ripe plummy-crancherry-cassis flavours are followed up by a lingering, dense albeit harmonious, sandalwood-tinged finish. This very tasty, surprisingly approachable but still-youthful, mouthfilling new blend of 82% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 3% Syrah has a hefty 14.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L29.20 on the back label. Bravo! CSPC 704346
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***/***+(94.5 points)
Rich, Bright, Ripe, Cherry-Cassis
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This is a really authentic and beautiful Chianti Classico, offering cherries, orange peel and light undertones of nuts and bark. It's medium-bodied, very polished and integrated with a fresh, juicy finish. Drink now [till 2030+]. Score - 93 (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 11, 2021) Price $ 39.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 13, 2021
Cases bought 500 (12 bottles per case)

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

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