Famous ‘Super Tuscan’ Isole e Olena Cepparello’s highly regarded 2015 vintage: 95 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 96 from James Suckling MW: case of three bottles delivered: vintage sold out
A famous ‘Super Tuscan’, Isole e Olena Cepparello’s superb 2015 vintage has scored no fewer than 95/100 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and 96/100 from James Suckling MW. This is a wine to give to a connoisseur—including yourself!
Bright ruby red in colour, Cepparello offers aromas of red fruits and cherries on the nose along with a touch of spice from the well-judged use of oak. The palate opens to ripe fruit and the well-balanced structure of a great Cepparello, as well as elegant, soft tannins and a persistent finish. The 2015 was a memorable vintage and the wine shows balance, great structure and intense aromas. Drinking now, it will cellar until 2035 or more.
Notes Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: ‘There is no doubting the enormous potential of this wine’s ageing trajectory nor the considerable depth of fruit in its current youthful state.’ James Suckling MW notes: ‘Shows lots of black cherries, cranberry tea, caramelized orange peel, roasted herbs and citrus peel. Full-bodied with ripe and quite round tannins that frame layers of cherries. Bright and fresh, yet rich and long at the same time. The sangiovese character really springs out of the glass.’
The Berry Bros & Rudd connoisseurs praised its ‘fabulous nose of red cherry and plum fruit tempered by spice and hints of new oak’, calling the wine ‘palate-filling and full-bodied. As lovely as this is now, some time in the cellar will only render it more complex and mellow. A delightful wine.
The grapes for Cepparello come from the best sites on the estates. Situated 400 metres above sea level, facing south-west, soils are primarily galestro, a schistous clay. The name Cepparello is taken from an old stream, Borro Cepparello, originating in the highest point of the vineyards on the Isole e Olena estate.
Drink now until 2035 or more.
Case of 3 bottles. Non Members £300. CCUK Members £189 inc VAT, duty and courier delivery, sent with a gift card if required.