Isole e Olena

Cepparello Toscana Sangiovese

9.251 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Scott Taddeo

Dark and seductive nose of dark fruits, leather, mahogany, figs, fruit and nut chocolate and scorched earth. Palate similar to that of the nose and is supported by ripe, yet plentiful tannin with great flavour intensity and length.

Dark and seductive nose of dark fruits, leather, mahogany, figs, fruit and nut chocolate and scorched earth. Palate similar to that of the nose and is supported by ripe, yet plentiful tannin with great flavour intensity and length.

Apr 21st, 2016
Sylvia Bednarz

Blood of my enemies. But really just red berries and magic.

Blood of my enemies. But really just red berries and magic.

Oct 21st, 2015
Wojciech Bońkowski

Bloger bonkowshi.me

9.3

Lovely quality to the fruit but really a bit overripe! 2011 = vintage of the devil

Lovely quality to the fruit but really a bit overripe! 2011 = vintage of the devil

Aug 21st, 2015
Chip Hughes

The Chateau Margaux of Tuscany. High-toned, little crushed blue fruits; then, leathery, savory Sangio on palate. Quite balanced for a hot year.

The Chateau Margaux of Tuscany. High-toned, little crushed blue fruits; then, leathery, savory Sangio on palate. Quite balanced for a hot year.

Jul 22nd, 2015
Francesco Petroli

2011 - generoso, ciliegia e amarene in crostata, sale e spezie. Molto meglio in bocca, di elevata struttura e impeccabile equilibrio tra le sue componente compresa una texture tannica di livello. Mineralissimo!

2011 - generoso, ciliegia e amarene in crostata, sale e spezie. Molto meglio in bocca, di elevata struttura e impeccabile equilibrio tra le sue componente compresa una texture tannica di livello. Mineralissimo!

May 30th, 2015
Rory Pugh

Surprisingly oaky

Surprisingly oaky

Feb 10th, 2015
Cara Patricia

GM/Partner/Head Sommelier at Les Clos San Francisco

9.1

Very young and spicy. Lots of wood, lots of dark fruit

Very young and spicy. Lots of wood, lots of dark fruit

Oct 28th, 2014
Alejandro Garcia

Really a very nice surprise. A first time for me on this wine and is extremely ready to drink now.

Really a very nice surprise. A first time for me on this wine and is extremely ready to drink now.

Jun 24th, 2015
Chris England

I love this wine but the 11 is a little over oaked at the moment, that said @ £54 it’s a solid performer 😉

🏵 93-4 points

🍇 Mostly Sangiovese w/ drop of Trebbiano

🍷 Opaque ruby

👃 Red berries, green stalks, blackberry & currant, cherry, rich soaked smoked charred oak, menthol & roses w/ raspberry, minerals, sweet cedar & mint

👄 Med creamy body of ripe blackcurrant w/ a cocoa touch into a minty herby freshness & a balsamic tone

🎯 Med+ dark fruits & red berry in a balsamic bath w/ a fresh clean & touch dry mineral oak finale

I love this wine but the 11 is a little over oaked at the moment, that said @ £54 it’s a solid performer 😉

🏵 93-4 points

🍇 Mostly Sangiovese w/ drop of Trebbiano

🍷 Opaque ruby

👃 Red berries, green stalks, blackberry & currant, cherry, rich soaked smoked charred oak, menthol & roses w/ raspberry, minerals, sweet cedar & mint

👄 Med creamy body of ripe blackcurrant w/ a cocoa touch into a minty herby freshness & a balsamic tone

🎯 Med+ dark fruits & red berry in a balsamic bath w/ a fresh clean & touch dry mineral oak finale

Jun 7th, 2018
Alexandre Pagliano

Flowers, crushed berries and lots of spice in a really well made and velvety red that has lots of tannins but all well resolved. Excellent acidity, balanced and a textbook Sangiovese that can be enjoyed now but will last over another decade. Very highly recommended if you like tuscan wines !

Flowers, crushed berries and lots of spice in a really well made and velvety red that has lots of tannins but all well resolved. Excellent acidity, balanced and a textbook Sangiovese that can be enjoyed now but will last over another decade. Very highly recommended if you like tuscan wines !

Nov 12th, 2017