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2008 Isole e Olena Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (375ml)

Tuscany, ITALY
$84. 99 Bottle
$1019.88 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2008 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico is fabulous. Rich, deep and exotically beautiful, the 2008 has so much to offer. Ten years in small casks yielded a Vin Santo loaded with personality, complexity and character. Orange confit, burnt sugar, dried herbs, spice and caramel are some of the many notes that lift out of the glass. A touch of Petit Manseng (unusual in Vin Santo) helps brighten the acids. If I had to pick only one bottle to demonstrate what Vin Santo is all about, it might very well be Isole e Olena's 2008, as it is a real reference-point of both excellence and pedigree.
96 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Mid-deep amber with orange glints. Rich, fudgy, walnut marzipan aromatics, with dried, mixed citrus peel, cooked apricots and layers of Christmas cake spices. Fully sweet and rich, with cooked apricot and citrus that quickly gives way to Christmas spice, dark chocolate and some polished wood. Brisk acidity just about copes with the sweetness on the front palate, to allow the long, walnut finish to carry through.
17/20 points
Tim Jackson MW - jancisrobinson.com