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2015 Poggio Scalette "Il Carbonaione" Alta Valle della Greve

SKU #1394854 99 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A really exotic nose with so much dried herb character, ranging from thyme and sage to Thai basil. Then there’s more familiar and equally appealing dark blackcurrants, crushed stones and lavender. Full body with very refined tannins that both coat and caress the palate. A long, chewy finish. Inner quote mark (9/2018)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2015 Il Carbonaione is fabulous. It is also quite a bit more refined than I expected in this warm year. Nuanced, silky and light on its feet for such an intense wine, the 2015 a has a lot to offer. As has been the case in the past, I expect the 2015 won't start to drink well until age ten or so. I am not sure I remember seeing a young Carbonaione with this much delineation and finesse. I can't wait to see how it ages. Carbonaione remains one of the most under the radar wines in Italy. (AG) 95+ Inner quote mark (2/2019)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2015 Il Carbonaione presents a thick and darkly saturated side of Sangiovese. This expression opens to a dark garnet color with ripe aromas of black cherry, prune and blackberry. This edition delivers extra thickness and richness, yet that mid-weight approach is never compromised. This wine should spread out and gain in volume as it evolves in the bottle. (ML) Inner quote mark (10/2018)

92 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark This single-vineyard Sangiovese ages for 15 months in new and second-use barriques, developing flavors of dark spice and Bourbon-barrel char that saturate its fleshy red-cherry tones. Ample tannins lend a raspy grip to the rich flavors. It’s an opulent sangiovese that feels amped up on all fronts yet in balance, suggesting a few years in the cellar to let those oak flavors integrate. Inner quote mark (4/2018)


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