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1997 Isole e Olena Cabernet Sauvignon Collezione De Marchi (in 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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1997 Isole e Olena Cabernet Sauvignon Collezione De Marchi (in magnum)

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

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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2000

Dark, brilliant blackish ruby. Open, sustained Bordeaux-like aromas of ripe cassis fruit, sweet herbs and tar. Very rich and concentrated on the palate, with the fruit, licorice, vanilla, and herbal components in impeccable balance. A seamless wine, powerful but perfectly controlled. Superb winemaking. (Martin-Scott Wines, Lake Success, NY)

96 Points | Wine Spectator

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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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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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