2018 Isole e Olena Cepparello [WA96][JS95][D94][WE92]

2018 Isole e Olena Cepparello

2018 Isole e Olena Cepparello [WA96][JS95][D94][WE92]

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Producer: Isole e Olena
Region:
 Toscana, TuscanyItaly
Varietal:
Sangiovese
Year:
 2018

Wine Advocate 96 Points:

"A pure expression of Sangiovese, the 2018 Cepparello is a beautiful expression that speaks to the classic and most exemplary side of this versatile and deeply expressive grape. This vintage is especially bright and ethereal with a true sense of luminosity and clarity that radiates from both the wine's appearance and its fragrant bou uet. Tart cherry and cassis segue to balsam herb and wild violets. To the palate, the wine shows muscle and determination with sweet tannins and impressive depth of flavor. Cepparello remains true to its unique identity in this vintage.

James Suckling, 95 Points 

"The aromas of dark fruit and hazelnuts are so enticing, with undertones of licorice and slate. Medium to full body with round tannins and a savory finish. It’s so pretty to taste now. Just a hint of allspice at the end. Drinkable now, but better in 2023." 

Decanter, 94 Points 

"Like the 2018 Chianti Classico, Cepparello shows no dilution, although the pure Sangiovese fruit gives a more austere structure. The sour cherry nose is lightly smoky but refined. Rich and very concentrated, the palate is supported by firm tannins that are in stark contrast to the breezier Chianti Classico. At present it's rather closed and furry, and needs time to harmonise and the tannins to integrate. The high alcohol doesn't show, and there's ample energy on the long finish." 

Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points 

"This bold Sangiovese has aromas of camphor, oak-driven spice and violet. The fullbodied, concentrated palate features dried cherry, steeped prune, licorice and coffee bean set against the heat of evident alcohol and assertive, closegrained tannins that clench the finish." 

Alcohol: 15% 

*Price and availability in store may vary. Vintage date may differ from pictured. 

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