Isole e Olena 2010 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

Isole e Olena 2010 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

Item Number: 10652

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Tuscany
Appellation/AVA: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2010
Grape(s): 82% Sangiovese / 9% Syrah / 8% Cabernet Sauvignon / 1% Petit Verdot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 3
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5

At the top of the Isole e Olena pyramid is Paolo De Marchi's Chianti Classico Gran Selezione!

Winemaking Notes: The grapes were fermented in conical oak open vats for three weeks (Sangiovese and Cabernet) and 2 weeks (Syrah). The wine spent 22 months in 225-liter French oak barrels of which 30% were new and another 10 months in cask. The wine was bottled in July 2013 and released in July 2017.

Tasting Notes: The wine has great balance and complexity. Its bouquet showcases cherries, blackberries, spices and hints of balsamic. The tannins are fine. The cold vintage produced lively acidity. A savory palate finishes with remarkable length.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 96 (10/29/2015)

    The 2010 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is mostly Sangiovese with smaller parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. This is indeed a beautiful effort with an impeccable nose that is redolent of fine forest berry, red currant, spice, leather, tar and balsam herb. The nose is stunning now, but you can expect it to flesh out and improve with time. The mouthfeel is incredibly long and silky with super fine and elegant tannins.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 98+ (9/1/2015)

    The 2010 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is extraordinary. A wine of pedigree and class, the 2010 boasts magnificent intensity and depth yet never comes across as heavy. The flavors are layered, nuanced and beautifully delineated in the glass. Plum, black cherry, spice, menthol and sweet spices are laced into the exquisite finish. The 2010 is a stunner today, but also has plenty of upside for the future. A reduction of time in barrel vis-a-vis the 2006 has paid off handsomely. The 2010 is going to be expensive, but it is worth every penny. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot round out the blend.