Red

2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • Neil.L Likes this wine: 85 points

    March 24, 2020 - Popped a bottle just to see.

    Bright clear rim, translucent garnet. Very fragrant, Cherries, bit of spice and umami noted by another reviewer.

    Drying tannins in the mouth, good acidity, chalky minerality. Nice red fruits but tannins completely dominant. To be fair pulled from the cellar and only an hour of air so to cold and too tight but will need a while to come together. All the elements there though

    Leave a good few years for the next one. I suspect I will be upgrading this in 2023.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • blank blank wrote:

    March 22, 2020 - shows some oak - more than i'm used to in this bottling - but underneath it, the mouth-watering acid and red fruit is lurking. Improves with air - there's a touch of reduction on open that emphasizes the oak. Good but needs time.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jdcarucci Likes this wine:

    March 12, 2020 - Drank over the course of several hours. Very shy at first, but opened up to red fruits, candied cherry and strawberry, tomato leaf and crushed stone. If drinking now, definitely give this some air. I'm going to hold my other two several years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • daveyk39 wrote: 91 points

    March 12, 2020 - 2h air. pale ruby color. Shy aromas of cherry, raspberry,mushroom, dried sage, crushed gravel. Creamy texture, medium-bodied, youthful and chalky tannins, red fruit and umami on the palate. You can sense the grace, but the tannins are slightly too muscular at this stage and need a few years to mellow.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Chobo Likes this wine:

    February 24, 2020 - N: Getrocknete Früchte, Kirsche, schwere florale Töne, Kakao, Zedernholz
    G: Sehr geschliffenes Tannin, weich und elegant, Säure nur dezent, Frucht recht reif und dunkel, dezent erdig.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Isole e Olena
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Codes 8032049115027, 8032049116017, 8032049116024

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 123 (15%)
  • In Cellars 515 (64%)
  • Consumed 164 (20%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Italian, meat dishes, Pork shoulder roasts, Rich Foods, Sage and Provencal herbs, Veal chops

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