Isole e Olena

Cepparello Toscana Sangiovese

9.314 ratings
9.42 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
Jeremiah Allen

The 2015 hype for Toscana is real! Cep 15 is dense in flavor, but fresh in the mouth.

The 2015 hype for Toscana is real! Cep 15 is dense in flavor, but fresh in the mouth.

May 22nd, 2019
Chip Hughes

Cassis, fresh coconut, roasted coconut, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs. Presents on the nose as both mannerly and as a tightly-packed bomb of violets. Explodes on the palate in a panoply of fine, fresh and lifted flavors that echo the violet and cassis elements introduced in the aromas. The finish lasts more than a minute and is already suggestive of old Margaux and the greatest of Tuscan Sangiovese. #sangiovese #isoleeolena #toscana

Cassis, fresh coconut, roasted coconut, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs. Presents on the nose as both mannerly and as a tightly-packed bomb of violets. Explodes on the palate in a panoply of fine, fresh and lifted flavors that echo the violet and cassis elements introduced in the aromas. The finish lasts more than a minute and is already suggestive of old Margaux and the greatest of Tuscan Sangiovese. #sangiovese #isoleeolena #toscana

Nov 5th, 2018
Chris England

This is probably my favourite Sangiovese for the money so thought I’d take one for the community & try the new 2015 @ £65 so you know if you should buy 😉 The 07 is stunning now & this 15 is drinking well but should be just as fab but is lighter at present 😉 We drank 3 bottles over the weekend 😊 Oakier than others I’ve had but not dominating 😉

🐮 The 3rd bottle paired perfectly w/ Mrs Es slow cooked Beef Stew & Dumplings in gloopy gravy 😍 on a cold rainy ☔️ day

📍 Isole e Olena Cepparello 2015

🏵 92-93 today w/ potential for 95-96 I’d say

🍇 Sangiovese

🍷 Clear rich ruby

👃 Smokey oak infused cherry w/ tones on spiced black fruits, minerals, cranberry, cedar chards & light herbs

👄 Med body of smooth red cherry & black berry in touch dry minerals w/ a slight mocha & cranberry tones coming through

🎯 Med+ big red cherry boom w/ a slight sweet black berry undertone oozing through mineral, red berry & mocha w/ a dry oaky linger

This is probably my favourite Sangiovese for the money so thought I’d take one for the community & try the new 2015 @ £65 so you know if you should buy 😉 The 07 is stunning now & this 15 is drinking well but should be just as fab but is lighter at present 😉 We drank 3 bottles over the weekend 😊 Oakier than others I’ve had but not dominating 😉

🐮 The 3rd bottle paired perfectly w/ Mrs Es slow cooked Beef Stew & Dumplings in gloopy gravy 😍 on a cold rainy ☔️ day

📍 Isole e Olena Cepparello 2015

🏵 92-93 today w/ potential for 95-96 I’d say

🍇 Sangiovese

🍷 Clear rich ruby

👃 Smokey oak infused cherry w/ tones on spiced black fruits, minerals, cranberry, cedar chards & light herbs

👄 Med body of smooth red cherry & black berry in touch dry minerals w/ a slight mocha & cranberry tones coming through

🎯 Med+ big red cherry boom w/ a slight sweet black berry undertone oozing through mineral, red berry & mocha w/ a dry oaky linger

Mar 4th, 2019
Willem Booij

Checking out this Baby, and wow the nose is spectacular! In the mouth it continues and right now I tell you, buy!!

Checking out this Baby, and wow the nose is spectacular! In the mouth it continues and right now I tell you, buy!!

Nov 24th, 2018
Alessandro Dalle Carbonare

92+

Sep 18th, 2018
Pete S. Tulyathan

Layers and layers of red berries and flowers dominated the nose. The body was medium to full without feeling heavy. Fine tannins coated the palate, and the layers of red berries lasted for what was a really long and sumptuous finish. Cepparello 2015 drinks more like a top-flight Burgundy than a Sangiovese. Beautiful to enjoy now.

Layers and layers of red berries and flowers dominated the nose. The body was medium to full without feeling heavy. Fine tannins coated the palate, and the layers of red berries lasted for what was a really long and sumptuous finish. Cepparello 2015 drinks more like a top-flight Burgundy than a Sangiovese. Beautiful to enjoy now.

Aug 4th, 2018
Jakub Kalinowski

Much more powerful than the regular Chianti Classico, with black fruit and quite powerful, chewy tannins yet finely grained. Excellent structure and good elegance at the same time. One for keeps.

Much more powerful than the regular Chianti Classico, with black fruit and quite powerful, chewy tannins yet finely grained. Excellent structure and good elegance at the same time. One for keeps.

Jul 19th, 2018
Isidoro Vajra

Isidoro had this 7 months ago

Isidoro had this 7 months ago

Nov 10th, 2018
Jacek Antas

Jacek had this 2 months ago

Jacek had this 2 months ago

Apr 24th, 2019
KA
9.3

KA had this 4 months ago

KA had this 4 months ago

Feb 6th, 2019