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Capogatto Capogatto Alta Valle Della Greve IGT Podere Poggio Scalette-Toscana 2008

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93+ points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2008 Il Carbonaione shows gorgeous depth, precision and nuance, all of which are quite rare in 2008. Layers of smoke, tar, licorice and beautifully integrated French oak wrap around the deep fruit in its superb, articulated Il Carbonaione. Firm yet elegant tannins support the finish... Il Carbonaione is 100% Sangiovese from an ancient clone native to this part of Chianti Classico called Lamole... As it ages, Il Carbonaione often acquires notes of cedar, spices and sweet herbs that at times recall right-bank Bordeaux. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. (Aug 2011)

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Snooth User: Bob Fyke
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Vintage: 2005 12/09/2012

Opened, decanted, and poured. A moderate amount of sediment in the bottle. Dense black cherry aromas (ripe but not sweet) on the nose, with grilled meats, toast (a little butter too?), and charred wood.The grilled meat character really came out with time in the glass. Smooth texture and medium weight on the palate, with black cherry skins, blackberry, violets and shale. Improved steadily over two hours drinkIng, and was going strong on the last sip. Great structure and balance, with the impression of being built for the long haul.


External Reviews for Capogatto Capogatto Alta Valle Della Greve IGT Podere Poggio Scalette-Toscana

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Vintage: 2009 06/20/2014

Inky in color this new wave red boasts black currant blackberry violet and light spice flavors. Polished and thickly textured with a pleasantly bitter finish of sweet fruit. Sangiovese. Best from 2014 through 2022.


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Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

Inky in color this new wave red boasts black currant blackberry violet and light spice flavors. Polished and thickly textured with a pleasantly bitter finish of sweet fruit. Sangiovese. Best from 2014 through 2022. BS Wine Spectator.


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Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2009 12/12/2014

After the death of the previous owner, Podere Poggio Scalette remained abandoned for years until Vittorio Fiore (one of Italy's most famed winemakers) and his wife Adriana discovered the property in 1991. Located in Geve in the highest altitudes at the heart of the Chianti Classico zone. Only 170 cases of this wine were produced. It's a blend of very low yield Bordeaux varietals; 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc and 25% Petit Verdot, aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Wine Spectator scored it 96 points saying "What perfume, with haunting violet, black currant, cherry, pepper and light spice aromas that are pure and expressive. On the palate, this is refined and elegant, with intensity and great harmony. The structure shows on the finish, which will support this red through the next decade and beyond. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2025."


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Vintage: 2009 06/20/2014

The 2009 Il Carbonaione has elegance to burn. Polished silky tannins frame layers of fruit as this harmonious totally finessed wine blossoms in the glass. The 2009 is simply glorious from the very first taste. A kick of Sangiovese acidity gives the wine its lift and vibrancy on the finish. This is a great showing. Carbonaione is 100% Sangiovese (Lamole clone) grown on the hillsides of Greve. The wine spent 15 months in 350-liter oak barrels 50% new. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2029. 94+ --- AG


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/01/2012

An extracted style, dark and jammy, showing blackberry, plum and oak spice flavors. This is fresh and impressive for its concentration, if a bit rigid on the finish now. Be patient. Sangiovese. Best from 2014 through 2024.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2008 Il Carbonaione shows gorgeous depth, precision and nuance, all of which are quite rare in 2008. Layers of smoke, tar, licorice and beautifully integrated French oak wrap around the deep fruit in its superb, articulated Il Carbonaione. Firm yet elegant tannins support the finish. I will not be surprised if the 2008 merits a higher score in a few yearsandrsquo; time. Il Carbonaione is 100% Sangiovese from an ancient clone native to this part of Chianti Classico called Lamole. The wine is aged in 350 liter French oak barrels, 50% of which are new. As it ages, Il Carbonaione often acquires notes of cedar, spices and sweet herbs that at times recall right-bank Bordeaux. Anticipated maturity: 2018andndash;2028.


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Source: Vintners Cru
06/24/2015

A gorgeous Sangiovese, with blueberry, raspberry and floral notes. Full-bodied, with super velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Wine Spectator, James Suckling


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93+ points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2008 Il Carbonaione shows gorgeous depth, precision and nuance, all of which are quite rare in 2008. Layers of smoke, tar, licorice and beautifully integrated French oak wrap around the deep fruit in its superb, articulated Il Carbonaione. Firm yet elegant tannins support the finish... Il Carbonaione is 100% Sangiovese from an ancient clone native to this part of Chianti Classico called Lamole... As it ages, Il Carbonaione often acquires notes of cedar, spices and sweet herbs that at times recall right-bank Bordeaux. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. (Aug 2011)

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