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Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2013

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
JS 97
AG 95
WA 94
WS 93
Item # 336685

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97 points James Suckling: "Wow. The mouthfeel, depth and length to this red are really phenomenal. Full body and ultra-fine tannins. Blueberry, blackberry and chocolate character. Goes on for minutes. The composure and substance to this wine are amazing. This is the best ever Il Carbonaione. Will improve for years, but taste it now. (11/9/16)"

95+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$75 list] The 2013 Il Carbonaione is compelling. That's the good news. The bad news, if you can call it that, is that the 2013 is going to take the better part of the next decade to be at its best. Black cherry, plum, licorice and menthol are all fused together. Today, the 2013 is rich, deep and unctuous, with superb depth and striking balance. Opening a bottle anytime soon, though, is likely to be a mostly academic exercise, as the Carbonaione is so primary, it almost tastes like a barrel sample! Drink: 2023-2038. (Oct 2016)"

94+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "Vittorio Fiore's 2013 Il Carbonaione is a softly integrated and well-composed expression of Sangiovese. It shows enormous richness and makes a lasting impression on all the senses, from eyes to nose to palate. The appearance is inky dark, and the bouquet offers a balanced medley of ripe fruit, backing spice, leather, chocolate and tart berry aromas. It needs a few more years to unwind and lose some of its nervous energy. This is a beautiful and unique expression of the grape that will show its best in about five years. Drink: 2017-2028. (Jan 2017)"

93 points Bruce Sanderson (Wine Spectator): "[$75 list] A well of deep, pure blackberry, blueberry and black pepper aromas greets the nose in this red. Silky in texture, this stays spicy as the firm, dense tannins expand on the finish. Sangiovese. Best from 2018 through 2026. 2,100 cases made. (10/15/16)"

97 points James Suckling: "Wow. The mouthfeel, depth and length to this red are really phenomenal. Full body and ultra-fine tannins. Blueberry, blackberry and chocolate character. Goes on for minutes. The composure and substance to this wine are amazing. This is the best ever Il Carbonaione. Will improve for years, but taste it now. (11/9/16)"

95+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$75 list] The 2013 Il Carbonaione is compelling. That's the good news. The bad news, if you can call it that, is that the 2013 is going to take the better part of the next decade to be at its best. Black cherry, plum, licorice and menthol are all fused together. Today, the 2013 is rich, deep and unctuous, with superb depth and striking balance. Opening a bottle anytime soon, though, is likely to be a mostly academic exercise, as the Carbonaione is so primary, it almost tastes like a barrel sample! Drink: 2023-2038. (Oct 2016)"

94+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "Vittorio Fiore's 2013 Il Carbonaione is a softly integrated and well-composed expression of Sangiovese. It shows enormous richness and makes a lasting impression on all the senses, from eyes to nose to palate. The appearance is inky dark, and the bouquet offers a balanced medley of ripe fruit, backing spice, leather, chocolate and tart berry aromas. It needs a few more years to unwind and lose some of its nervous energy. This is a beautiful and unique expression of the grape that will show its best in about five years. Drink: 2017-2028. (Jan 2017)"

93 points Bruce Sanderson (Wine Spectator): "[$75 list] A well of deep, pure blackberry, blueberry and black pepper aromas greets the nose in this red. Silky in texture, this stays spicy as the firm, dense tannins expand on the finish. Sangiovese. Best from 2018 through 2026. 2,100 cases made. (10/15/16)"

Product SKU 336685
Producer Poggio Scalette
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2013
Size 750ml
Color Red
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