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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2007
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2007
(search item no. 108252)
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2010 Decanter rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

If in 1972, the 23-year-old De Marchi had tasted the 2007 Isole e Olena Sangiovese, he wouldn't have believed the label on the bottle. Those early wines were hard, under ripe, often brick-color on release. This Chianti Classico may be the bargain of 2007. Packed with amazing dark red fruit opulence, laced with De Marchi's signature wild herb aromatics, this big shouldered Chianti has a ripe tannin finish that just won't leg go.
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About Isole e Elena:

Isole e Olena was formed in the 1950's when the DeMarchi family purchased two vineyards in the heart of the Chianti Classico region and combined them into one. Since the 1970's, Paolo DeMarchi has become a leading winemaker in the region by experimenting to improve the Chianti blends and by making wines from 100% Sangiovese (which he labels Cepparello). The goal is producing complex wines with good aging potential.