Isole e Olena Cepparello 2016 - SPIRITED Wines
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Isole e Olena Cepparello 2016
SKU: 62344

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2016

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750ml
$85.00

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Isole e Olena
Alcohol/vol 15%
Bright ruby red in colour, Cepparello has aromas of red fruits and cherries on the nose along with a touch of spice from the well-judged use of oak. The palate opens to ripe fruit and the well-balanced structure of a great Cepparello, as well as elegant, soft tannins and a persistent finish.
Wine Advocate
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The beautiful Isole e Olena 2016 Cepparello is a gorgeous and precise expression of Sangiovese. This is one of the icon wines of the vintage that shows a naked and transparent portrait of the grape on the one hand, with the complexity of the vintage and its territory on the other. Cepparello is like a crystal ball into the heart and soul of Sangiovese, Tuscany's mighty red grape. It is fermented in conical oak casks and later aged 20 months in 95% French and 5% American oak, of which only one-third is new wood. The wine delivers ample structure and contouring, with a firm and silky consistency at its core. Some 42,000 bottles were made. This wine should age over the better part of the next 20 years.

Monica Larner, September 19, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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Cedar, pipe tobacco, black-skinned fruit and balsamic aromas shape the nose along with French oak and iris. Full bodied and elegant, the savory palate has nice weight, doling out mature Marasca cherry, black plum, espresso, orange zest and spice while fresh acidity keeps it balanced. It's still young, with tight-knit tannins, and needs time to come into its own. Drink 2023-2036.

Kerin O'Keefe, November 1, 2019
Wine Spectator
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This is full of ripe black cherry, plum, earth and mineral flavors, the sweet fruit meshing with dense, dusty tannins. There is a light touch of oak spice, and the finish is long and structured. Best from 2021 through 2028.

Bruce Sanderson, August 31, 2019