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.
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.