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Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

6 + $52.20 each
12 + $48.43 each
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Crafted to capture the fruity flavors and bouquet of a young Chianti. Shows great balance and drinkability with a lively acidity to pair with a wide range of foods. An outstanding Chianti Classico which reflects the terroir and traditional varieties, Sangiovese and Canaiolo.

Lots of ripe fruit flavors with orange peel and stony minerality. Medium- to full-bodied with an array of round, velvety tannins. Even and broad with a lingering finish. Very attractive. 93 points - James Suckling.

One of Chianti Classico’s most illustrious properties, Isole e Olena was established in 1956. After more than 45 years at the helm, Paolo de Marchi sold the estate last year to luxury company EPI, which also acquired Biondi Santi in 2016. This 2020 takes some time to reveal its tempting fragrance. Wafting flint, cardamom and pepper make way for early spring blossoms and red berries. It has a graceful flow along with a sumptuousness and succulence of raspberry and red plum. Fine powdery tannins frame it. A juicy follow up to the excellent 2019. 93 Points - Decanter.