2015 Cepparello, Isole E Olena
The Isole e Olena Estate, run by Paolo de Marchi, is a Super Tuscan property that has seen a dramatic rise in quality over the last few decades.
The estate was purchased in the 1960s by the de Marchi family. Paolo's detail in both the vineyard and the winery has been the driving force that has driven this estate to the very pinnacle of Super Tuscan producers.
Cepparello is the top cuvee from the estate, it is 100% Sangiovese, aged for two years in small barriques and is classed as IGT. At the time of classification, wines from Chianti could not be made exclusively from Sangiovese.
We are pleased to be able to offer the truly excellent 2015 for sale. A vintage that is certainly destined for the cellar, but has all the aromatics that we love in Cepparello.
2015 Cepparello, Isole e Olena, Tuscany
95 Points (Wine Advocate)
£276 per six in bond
£120 per single magnum in bond (packed in wooden presentation case as shown below)
The 2015 Cepparello is not immediately accessible. Indeed, the wine took some time to open, and I kept going back to my sample bottle throughout the afternoon at different intervals to check on its progress. There is no doubting the enormous potential of its aging trajectory nor the considerable depth of fruit in its current youthful state. However, all those aromatic elements of fruit, spice, tar, tobacco and grilled herb still need to find harmony before they sing in chorus. The mouthfeel is chiseled and tight, and this is where you really sense the potential of its longevity. Some 42,000 bottles were made. This wine is aged in mostly French oak, with 5% American oak.
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