Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2016 - Liquors Inc.
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2016
SKU: 9302

Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2016

  • ws93
  • wa92
  • d92
  • js92
  • v92
  • jr17.5/2

750ml
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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Isole e Olena
Alcohol/vol 14%
Dark ruby in color, the Chianti Classico has a clean and fresh perfumed nose of red cherry and strawberry. It is medium bodied and boasts copious floral, minty red berry and red cherry flavors of lovely purity, with a smooth yet vibrant texture nicely firmed by an edge of acidity.
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

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.

Bruce Sanderson, August 2019
Wine Advocate
  • wa92

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.

Monica Larner, November 2019
Decanter
  • d92

Despite being known for one of Tuscany's top 100% Sangiovese wines - Cepparello - Paolo De Marchi believes in blending this grape. Here, he includes a generous portion of Canaiolo Nero to give some spice and also likes a pinch of Syrah, especially in lighter vintages. The aromas are very precise, with black raspberry, violet, heather and juniper. It's dense without being rich or heavy, with a rousing core of appetizing juiciness. Grainy, ripe tannins will support this effortlessly for at least a decade. Drinking Window 2019 - 2029

James Suckling
  • js92

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.

Vinous
  • v92

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.

Antonio Galloni
JancisRobinson.com
  • jr17.5/2

82% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo, 3% Syrah. Aged in 40-hl casks, 27-hl casks and barriques for 12 months. Mid crimson. Immediately more complex on the nose with fruit and spice and hint of cigar box. Really tangy on the palate, vibrant and mouth-filling at the same time. Chewy tannins need time. (

Alder Yarrow