Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2006
96 points Wine Spectator: Amazing dark color for a Sangiovese. Mind-blowing aromas of crushed blackberries, violets and blueberries, with sandalwood undertones. Full-bodied, with silky and focused tannins and beautiful, rich and subtle flavors. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Best ever from this estate... Best from 2011 through 2017. (10/31/09)
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Intense, deep ruby color. It has an ample and varied bouquet, with the supremacy of notes of little wood red fruits (blackberry, bilberry and black currant). Full bodied, warm, rich and strongly charactered taste with the presence of noble tannins. It's soft, but at the same time full of vitality, with long, persistent flavors.
The 1994 Il Carbonaione exhibits a dense, dark purple color, followed by a sweet nose of pain grille, vanillin, and copious quantities of black cherry and black currant fruit. Rich, full-bodied, pure, and long in the mouth, with outstanding harmony among its structural components (alcohol, acidity and tannin), this is a beautifully made, classic Tuscan Sangiovese. Although approachable because of the sweet, rich fruit, this wine needs another 1-3 years of cellaring. It will drink well for 15 years.
The 2006 Il Carbonaione is a big, dark wine. Imposing at first, it flows from the glass with tons of super-ripe blueberries, grilled herbs, new leather, spices, minerals and flowers. Today the oak is rather prominent, but all the wine needs is time i... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 3000ml
The 1995 Il Carbonaione is an explosive blockbuster of a wine, with extraordinary density and massive flavor concentration. It displays an opaque purple color, fabulous aromatic purity (blackcurrants, new oak, floral scents, and a touch of cedar), extraordinary ripeness, great presence on the palate, but no sense of heaviness or astringency. The wine is formidably deep, powerful, and impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2015. Wow!
This is one of the best Sangioveses - and Sangiovese doesn't have to come from Montalcino. This wine is huge and really ripe, but doesn't turn flabby, and the usual acidity that comes from the Sangiovese grape is there but doesn't dominate the flavor. The sweet cherry and herb flavors are plush and long. This wine is just starting to come into it's own now, but will last for close to 10 more years.
Plum, vanilla and light coffee aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Gorgeous. Well-made and balanced for the vintage. Sangiovese. Best after 2008.
The 2006 Il Carbonaione is a big, dark wine. Imposing at first, it flows from the glass with tons of super-ripe blueberries, grilled herbs, new leather, spices, minerals and flowers. Today the oak is rather prominent, but all the wine needs is time in bottle to come together. The finish is long, pure and refined. Simply put, the 2006 Il Carbonaione is a gem that readers wonrsquo;t want to miss. Anticipated maturity: 2012ndash;2026.
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Dietary Information: Organic