Isole e Olena ‘Vin Santo’ 375ml

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This wine is a labor of love made only by the most tenacious and passionate producers in Tuscany. The Isole e Olena 2010 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (in a 375-milliliter bottle) is beautifully balanced and offers a rush of candied fruit aromas and honey with hints of the smoky elegance that comes with time. On top of apricot, brown sugar and maple syrup, this Vin Santo offers unique complexity with aniseed, beeswax and toasted cardamom pod. The mouthfeel is equally finessed with a soft texture and, surprise, a wonderful dose of freshness. That acidity is the wine's ace card. This is one of the best Vin Santos I have tasted. 97 Points - Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

This 2010 Isole e Olena Vin Santo is a delightful example of Vin Santo or Holy Wine. This is the famous Tuscan sweet, amber-colored wine that is made from dried grapes. Traditionally every producer made one and Paolo de Marchi makes one of the best. The 2010 has a bright amber, orange-gold color, on the nose it is headily complex and fragrant with orange zest, honey, nut and toffee notes. There is a lovely purity, clarity and intensity of both flavors and aromas. On the palate there is a beautiful balance between sweetness, tangy freshness and savory, bitter-orange flavors. It finishes with toffee and cream and lingering sweet-savory flavors. Just beautiful! 97 Points - The Wine Independent