Good chianti can be hard to find, often light and raw or over oaked and bigger than a Barossa shiraz. Isole e Olena’s Chianti are none of those things! Crimson in colour with sour cherry and bramble notes. The palate has a subtle, lithe character full of perfumed fruit and is given depth by a mineral vein. Great structure from the taut acidity and tannin.
The 2017 Chianti Classico is fabulous. Bright, punchy and so full of character. Sweet berry, cedar, tobacco, rose petal and subtle earthy notes all grace the 2017, an exquisite wine that will drink well with minimal cellaring. More than anything, I am so impressed with the wine’s energy. 91 Points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com