Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.068 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015 / Still closed in smell. Refinement in taste. Perhaps I should have given it more air.

Vintage 2015 / Still closed in smell. Refinement in taste. Perhaps I should have given it more air.

2 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Nice ruby color. Musty, forest floor nose. Bursting berries of both black and red nature. Had with a spicy sausage pizza which really matched well.

Nice ruby color. Musty, forest floor nose. Bursting berries of both black and red nature. Had with a spicy sausage pizza which really matched well.

2 people found it helpfulNov 4th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Tightly wound and reticent at first, the 2015 Isole demands more attention and patience than the prior vintage. It’s the typical pretty, elegant and polished style but the tannins are less forgiving and the minerality will put your face right in the dirt. Think forest-scented wild red berries, savory spice, potpourri and sprinkles of cigar ash. Probably enough acid to power most kitchen appliances- if this becomes a habit you’ll need a good dental plan. Chianti at its finest!

Tightly wound and reticent at first, the 2015 Isole demands more attention and patience than the prior vintage. It’s the typical pretty, elegant and polished style but the tannins are less forgiving and the minerality will put your face right in the dirt. Think forest-scented wild red berries, savory spice, potpourri and sprinkles of cigar ash. Probably enough acid to power most kitchen appliances- if this becomes a habit you’ll need a good dental plan. Chianti at its finest!

2 people found it helpfulSep 8th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.6

Best value in the wine world. Love.

Best value in the wine world. Love.

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2019
Chip Hughes

Lower alcohol than past years; better balance, less VA...and better for it. Fine, dusty and rare beef-bloody with an attractive, resinous top note. This should be a real treat in 3-4 years. #isoleeolena #chianticlassico

Lower alcohol than past years; better balance, less VA...and better for it. Fine, dusty and rare beef-bloody with an attractive, resinous top note. This should be a real treat in 3-4 years. #isoleeolena #chianticlassico

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2019
Jay Kline

Cherries, earth and black tea. Like most any CC, better with food.

Cherries, earth and black tea. Like most any CC, better with food.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2018
Ivor

Sophisticated

Sophisticated

Feb 22nd, 2020
Takuya Namise

The Bar Hanare

The Bar Hanare

Dec 7th, 2019
Matt Scoggins

Nice wine with mostly Sang. A little Syrah and some Grenache.

Nice wine with mostly Sang. A little Syrah and some Grenache.

Nov 28th, 2019
Manchester Sheldon

Tannins that softened as it breathed. Dark stone fruit and leather, distinct minerality as if aged in a Georgian kvevri.

Tannins that softened as it breathed. Dark stone fruit and leather, distinct minerality as if aged in a Georgian kvevri.

Nov 20th, 2019