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2018 Poggio Scalette Il CarbonaioneSangiovese from Italy

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"The vines used for Il Carbonaione, some more than 90 years old, are rare clonal examples of the famous “Sangiovese di Lamole” varietal in the Chianti Classico area. The vineya...

  • 97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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Ratings:

97

"Intense aromas of blue fruit, lavender and violets. Some sandalwood, too. Full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Really racy and refined with excellent length. Drinkable now, but a few years of bottle age will make it even more beautiful. Try after 2023."

96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2018 Il Carbonaione is one of the most elegant editions of this flagship wine I can remember tasting. Il Carbonaione is usually a rich, bombastic wine, but the 2018 is sleek, gracious and remarkably refined. The fruit was picked a week later than originally planned because of a family emergency. That results in an exotic Carbonaione that is beguiling but not at all heavy. I can't wait to see how it ages."

Product Description:

"The vines used for Il Carbonaione, some more than 90 years old, are rare clonal examples of the famous “Sangiovese di Lamole” varietal in the Chianti Classico area. The vineyard plot “Il Carbonaione” is so named because the Fiore family found evidence indicating a charcoal pit (in Italian ‘carbone’) was located there many years ago.

Il Carbonaione is a full-bodied, rich wine with an exuberant personality and great aging potential. It has abundant aromas of red and dark berry fruits - tart cherries, blackberries, currants, and plums with notes of spice. On the palate, the wine is lush and full-bodied with flavors of berry fruits buoyed by focused tannins unfolding over a pleasant, lingering finish." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 126736
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

97 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

96 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 14.54%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit