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2008 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
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About Isole e Olena

In the heart of Chianti Classico, Paolo di Marchi has dedicated himself to the vines at Isole e Olena, where he took over at the tender age of 20...

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2008 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

Producer: Isole e Olena
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Sangiovese
Origin: Italy
Region: Tuscany

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2010

(a blend of 80% sangiovese, 15% canaiolo nero and 5% syrah; aged for one year in tonneaux and barriques, 15% new; 14.5% alcohol) Good medium red. Enticing aromas of red cherry, violet, red rose and cinnamon. Very fresh and light on its feet, with pure, perfumed flavors of red cherry, rose and tobacco. Finishes wonderfully long, smooth and minerally. This perfumed wine really reminded me of nebbiolo!

88 Points | Wine Spectator
88+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by Daigle11011706
This Chianti was very good, one of the best I have enjoyed.
by clark13915408
good for the price
classic chianti
by Berman14024545
Just as good as advertised, with a backbone and lots of complex notes on the nose and palate. Reminds me of the '97 chiantis which at least in my memory were the best ever.

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About Italy

Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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The trademark of wines from Tuscany, and especially those from the region of Chianti, was once the fiasco. This straw-colored flask may carry associations of lengthy rustic meals out on the portico of a villa in the Tuscan countryside, but this romantic reverie must be interrupted with a burst of reality...
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