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2008 Isole e Olena Cepparello Toscana Rosso (in double magnum)
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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 Cepparello Toscana Rosso (in double magnum)

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

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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

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.

92+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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Sangiovese

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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