2014 Isole e Olena Cepparello

Year: 2014
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 95
Vinous Media: 97
James Suckling: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$69.95

"The 2014 Cepparello is truly beautiful, and it absolutely transcends the expectation of the vintage. This beautiful Sangiovese is full and generous on all levels. It offers an upfront presentation with opulent fruit, deep layering and fine elegance. This is a special kind of magic. The wine opens to an inky dark appearance followed by generous flavors of dark cherry, black currant, red rose and cured tobacco. I just love the way this wine integrates with the palate, becoming one in soul and substance. This is a wine to put in your cellar." (WA)

"The 2014 Cepparello is one of the truly great wines of the vintage. Vivid and intense in all of its dimensions, it exudes purity from start to finish. Silky tannins, expressive aromatics and beautifully delineated, bright, layered Sangiovese fruit are some of the signatures. In 2014, Paolo De Marchi produced an epic Cepparello for the ages. Don't miss it." (VM)

"A firm and silky red with plum and chocolate character throughout. Lean and fine textured. Give the wine a year or two to soften the acidity. Drink in 2019. (JS)

"Blue flower, perfumed berry, cake spice and a whiff of French oak are just some of the aromas that swirl out of the glass. Racy and refined, the savory palate doles out juicy wild cherry, crushed raspberry and oak-driven spice alongside bright acidity and well-integrated tannins. It's still young, with plenty of verve but it's also balanced. Give this plenty of time to fully develop. Drink 2022–2034." (WE)