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2017 Poggio Scalette "Il Carbonaione" Alta Valle della Greve

SKU #1490665 95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A creamy, ripe-tannined red with chocolate, berry, light vanilla and cappuccino character and a solid core of fruit and polished tannins. It’s full-bodied and well crafted. Better after 2022, when it will all come together. Inner quote mark (7/2020)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark An alluring array of blackberry, black cherry and violet aromas introduces this supple, elegant red. Spice, mineral and tobacco elements emerge, along with firm, refined tannins, but this is all about the pure fruit. Shows terrific harmony and length. Sangiovese. Best from 2022 through 2040. Inner quote mark (6/2020)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Owned by renowned oenologist Vittorio Fiore, who purchased the abandoned property in 1991. Il Carbonaione is the estate's oldest vineyard with 90-year-old vines planted on a steep terraced hillside in Ruffoli. Dark cherry, lavender and violet are infused with hints of tar. This is fruit-laden but pure, with an underlying juicy citrus note and velvety tannins. Finishes with sweet baking spice and vanilla. MM Inner quote mark (6/2020)

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By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/31/2020 | Send Email
This classy Sangiovese hails from Greve and delivers on the promise of well textured yet bright wine from galestro soil. I love the combination of tart cherry fruit, clean earth and very well integrated oak in this top class bottle. With so many Super Tuscan's coming in at high alcohol these days, it is wonderful to have one like this at 13.5%. The balance is perfect and the wine is very long... I can't wait to get it home and pair it with a double thick pork chop!
Drink from 2020 to 2037

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