2016 Isole E Olena Chianti ClassicoBlend from Italy
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- 93 Wine Spectator
- 92+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 92 Wine Enthusiast
- 92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93 Wine Spectator
Broad and complex, delivering plum, black cherry, almond, leather and earth flavors. The tannins are dusty and well-integrated, while vibrant acidity keeps the flavors pumping through the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2036. — BS
92+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Here's a great value from Tuscany. The 2016 Chianti Classico opens to a stream of pretty aromas, with cherry, blue flower and potting soil at the front line. The wine is made with 82% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 3% Syrah. The fruit is fermented in stainless steel, and the wine ages in oak for a brief seven months. The effect is streamlined and compact, and the wine's natural freshness gives way to wild cherry, cassis and plum. An ample 120,000 bottles were made."
92 Wine Enthusiast
"Aromas of wild berry, coffee bean, cedar and French oak lift out of the glass. The linear, elegant palate mirrors the nose, offering Morello cherry, pomegranate, espresso and star anise framed in taut, polished tannins. It's balanced, with fresh acidity. -KO"
92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2016 Chianti Classico is a gorgeous wine that very much captures the essence of the house style. Bright floral and savory notes, sweet red cherry fruit, tobacco and mint are all finely knit in this super-appealing, mid-weight Chianti Classico from Isole e Olena. As always, the Chianti Classico here is lithe, aromatically precise and all about elegance."
92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"A solid red with dusty, firm tannins and beautiful dark fruit and cedar undertones. Shows depth and intensity. Prefer in 2020 when the tannins and acidity will come together better, but already energetic and pretty."
93 - Wine Spectator
92+ - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 - Wine Enthusiast
92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|