Isole e Olena Cepparello 2017 - SPIRITED Wines
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Isole e Olena Cepparello 2017
SKU: 64578

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2017

  • v97
  • wa95+


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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Isole e Olena
Alcohol/vol 15%
The wine is dense and vibrant ruby red. It has a subtle finesse that exudes pure black fruit, minerals, and licorice notes. It is refined and elegant with a clear tannic grip. Cepparello has a long aging potential, so it's perfect for the cellar.
  • v97

The 2017 Cepparello is another in a series of stunningly beautiful Cepparellos from Paolo de Marchi. Bright and beautifully focused in the glass, with tremendous depth, the 2017 is positively stellar from the very first taste. Succulent dark cherry, plum, licorice, spice, menthol and coffee all open up with a bit of air. Here, too, Paolo De Marchi has done a tremendous job in preserving freshness in the wine. Readers who can muster the patience will be rewarded with a spectacular wine.

Antonio Galloni, September 2020
Wine Advocate
  • wa95+

The Isole e Olena 2017 Cepparello is one of the great Sangiovese-based wines of the vintage. From a growing season that was challenging for almost everyone in Italy, this wine sails through, pushed by a profound sense of varietal purity. This dark, mid-weight red reveals lifted tones of cherry, wild rose, rosemary essence, toasted almond and potting soil. These components come together with seamless transitions and a polished finish. The tannins are elegant and integrated. The wine defies the expectations of the vintage. Production is 43,000 bottles, 1,800 magnums and more large formats (including six- and 12-liter bottles).

Monica Larner, September 30, 2020