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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ISOLE E OLENA
This new 2019 is the twelfth release of Isole e Olena Chianti Classico in Vintages since 2003. Deep purple-ruby colour, the faintly savoury, attractive, ripe, expansive, Damson plum and cassis-cherry fruit 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, harmonious, red licorice-tinged, sandalwood-tinged finish. This tasty, still-youthful, mouthfilling blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 5% Syrah has 14.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L.27.21 on the back label. CSPC 704346
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Rich, Bright, Ripe, Cherry-Cassis
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Owner Paolo di Marchi has not chased the current trend to increase the percentage of Sangiovese and continues to blend Canaiolo Nero and a small percentage of Syrah in his deliciously reliable Chianti Classico. Aromas reveal a warm stone flintiness along with baked Mediterranean herbs and scented purple flowers. Limpid and linear, the palate builds with black plum, rose and sweet earth. Full yet vivid, it's polished yet soulful with seductive truffle nuances to finish, all held together with fine, chalky tannins. Drinking window: 2023-2031. Part of Chianti Classico 2020 & 2019: New releases. Score - 94 (Michaela Morris, decanter.com, June 11, 2022) Price $ 44.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 24, 2023
Cases bought 384 (12 bottles per case)

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