Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 1998

$49.95

SKU 1623

750ml

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The vines used for Il Carbonaione, some more than 75 years old, are rare clonal examples of the famous "Sangiovese di Lamole" varietal in the Chianti Classico area. Food Pairing: Pair this wine with grilled lamb chops, sugo all'amatriciana sauces, Bistecca alla Fiorentina, and terrine de foie gras.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Podere Poggio Scalette
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine AdvocateA brilliant 100% Sangiovese cuvee aged in both French and American oak for six months, this consistently well-made wine (3,300 cases) boasts a deep ruby color in addition to a sweet nose of black cherries, vanillin, minerals, and tobacco. Medium-bodied, fleshy, and well-balanced, with superb purity as well as overall harmony, this classy, concentrated red marries finesse with power. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.

Robert Parker, October 29, 2001
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Wine SpectatorComplex aromas of black licorice, violets and currants follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate with velvety tannins and a smoky berry aftertaste. Best from 2002 through 2006. 3,500 cases made.

James Suckling, October 31, 2000