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2010 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
4.45 average rating 22 ratingsrate it
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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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2010 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 2012

(14% alcohol): Good ruby-red. Lovely floral aromas of plum, redcurrant, sweet spices and violet. Sweet, lush and round, with a slightly high-toned quality that adds appeal to the red fruit flavors. Finishes broad and long, with ripe tannins.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Lovely
03/12/2013
by Syrah/Shiraz311751
This the most balanced and well rounded Chianti Classico I've had since I was in Tuscany. Each sip deserves to be savored with this lovely red.

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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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