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2016 Isole E Olena Chianti Classico Half BottleBlend 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
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Please note, this product is a 375 mL bottle.

About

93

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."

Product Detail

Item # 117981
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Chianti Classico
Ratings

93 - Wine Spectator

92+ - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

92 - Wine Enthusiast

92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese, Canaiolo
Size 375mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit