Poggio Scalette 'Il Carbonaione' IGT 1995

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This is one of the best Sangioveses mdash; and Sangiovese doesnrsquo;t have to come from Montalcino. This wine is huge and really ripe, but doesnrs... Read more

This gorgeous Sangiovese delivers notes of blueberry, raspberry and flowers on a full-bodied palate, with supervelvety tannins and a long, caressin... Read more

Plum, vanilla and light coffee aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Gorgeous. Well-made and balanced for the vintage.... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

This is one of the best Sangioveses mdash; and Sangiovese doesnrsquo;t have to come from Montalcino. This wine is huge and really ripe, but doesnrsquo;t turn flabby, and the usual acidity that comes from the Sangiovese grape is there but doesnrsquo;t dominate the flavor. The sweet cherry and herb flavors are plush and long. This wine is just starting to come into itrsquo;s own now, but will last for close to 10 more years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This gorgeous Sangiovese delivers notes of blueberry, raspberry and flowers on a full-bodied palate, with supervelvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Best after 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

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: 2000ndash;2015. Wow!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The 2007 II Carbonaione (Sangiovese) bursts from the glass with layers of dark blackberries, espresso, flowers and spices. Sumptuous and flamboyantly ripe, the Carbonaione boasts superb purity and a multi-dimensional, textured finish. Carbonaione has a tendency to acquire Bordeax-like qualities as it ages. This will be another fascinating wine to follow over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. Vittorio and Jurij Fiore make some of the most compelling wines in Tuscany from their pristine vineyards in the hills above Greve. Their 100% Sangiovese II Carbonaione is one of the great undiscovered treasures in the world of wine.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


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