2016 Chiara Condello Le Lucciole Romagna Sangiovese Predappio Riserva
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2016 Chiara Condello Le Lucciole Romagna Sangiovese Predappio Riserva

Emilia-Romagna, ITALY
$105. 00 Bottle
$1260.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Opaque dark red black shaded core with a bright dark red hue. Fragrant red to dark currant, red cherry and fresh herb scents emanate from the glass followed by some earth and spicy cedar notes. Vibrant red currant and red cherry fruits line the palate underpinned by a current of fresh acidity. Earth, infusions of fresh herbs, tobacco and spicy cedar elements ensue. Finishes dry, elegant and crunchy with dusty tannins lending some faint grip to the long, bright yet slightly rustic aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
Sourced from a small parcel within Chiara Condello's vineyard, which is unique for its east-facing exposition and poor soils, the incredibly elegant and refined 2016 Le Lucciole Riserva really leaves an impression. Here I'm finding a remarkably fresh and cool-toned expression, displaying dusty ripe cherry, smoke and sweet red florals, grounded by a hint of animal muskiness. On the palate, textures of pure silk release tart cherries brought to life by vibrant acids, as saline-minerals saturate the senses and hints of fine tannin add balance. The finish is long, displaying mineral-laden bright red fruits, kept in motion by lingering acids, while hints of fine tannin persist in this classically structured Sangiovese. Elegance personified. Drink 2022-2034.
94 points
Eric Guido – Vinous