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2008 Isole e Olena Cepparello Toscana Rosso (in magnum)

Winery: Isole e Olena
Style: Red Wine
Varietal: Sangiovese
Region: Tuscany
Size: 1500 ml
Price: $124.96
(reg. $169.99)
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Isole e Olena Cepparello Toscana Rosso

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: 92 points
Merchant Reviews
93 Points: "The 2008 Cepparello (Sangiovese) possesses lovely density and richness for the year. Black cherries, incense, herbs tobacco and leather are some of the notes that flow from this textured, highly attractive Cepparello. The finish is round, sensual and inviting. The sheer magic of the finest years is missing, but that is asking too much in 2008, even of Paolo De Marchi. This is as good as it gets in central Tuscany in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028."
-- Wine Advocate

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Good deep red. Aromas of redcurrant, plum, minerals and licorice are complicated by a gamey quality. Nicely delineated if a bit tight and ungiving, with a floral topnote contributing to the wine's high-pitched character. Finishes with firm tannic grip and a strongly savory, aromatic edge. I wanted a bit more pliancy, but then that's the case with many other '08s.
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Bright medium red. Captivating, complex aromas of red cherry, raspberry, rose petal, fresh herbs and tobacco. Densely packed, suave and fine-grained, with lovely floral lift and energy and a texture that reminded me of Burgundy. Finishes with subtle fine but firm tannins and enticing rising length. This classic perfumed sangiovese is balanced to age but is irresistible already. (ST)

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4.5 of 5 Stars Average rating: 4.46(37 ratings)