2004 Isole e Olena "Cepparello" Toscana
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Cepparello has fleshed out beautifully since I last tasted it. Dark raspberries, flowers, licorice and spices blossom from the glass as the wine opens up over time. When it was young the 2004 was a much more linear wine, but since then it has put on a lot of weight. Today, the 2004 comes across as a modern day 1982 because of its balance of aromatics, fruit and structure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2034. (AG)
Sangiovese is sourced from beautiful vineyards between Siena and Florence to produce an elegant, feminine wine with root beer, cola, blueberries, black pepper and almond paste, all compact and cleanly squared away, and making for a beautiful effect overall.
Aromas of black cherry and flowers follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a delicate finish.
93 points from Neil Martin's Wine Journal: "A gorgeous nose of raspberry, wild strawberry, mulberry and a touch of damson – what you might call a “dreamy” bouquet. The palate has a soft entry, ravishing and lush texture with smooth red cherries and strawberries, lace-like tannins with an elegant, almost understated finish that gains weight with time in glass. Lovely. Sophisticated and charming." (07/2009)