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Date Printed: 4/25/2014
Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2010
Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2010
(search item no. 126384)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
James Suckling rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 4/25/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Il Carbonaione is a full-bodied, rich wine with an exuberant personality and great aging potential. It has abundant aromas of red and dark berry fruits - tart cherries, blackberries, currants, and plums with notes of spice. On the palate, the wine is lush and full-bodied with flavors of berry fruits buoyed by focused tannins unfolding over a pleasant, lingering finish.
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About Poggio Scalette:

The vineyards of Podere Poggio Scalette take their name from the landscape, which is characterized by drystone walls that support the terraces on which the vineyards and olive groves are planted. From a distance the impression is of a series of stairs climbing the slopes of Greve. After the death of the previous owner, Podere Poggio Scalette remained abandoned for years until Vittorio Fiore (one of Italy's most famed winemakers) and his wife Adriana discovered the property in 1991.