|Media Score||Falstaff Magazine-96 Robert Parker-95|
The 2009 Cepparello is gorgeous. It brings together the radiance and ripeness of a warmer year with the medium-bodied structure of a cooler vintage. Today the 2009 is a bit reticent and appears headed for a period of dormancy. From time to time hints of its ultimate potential come through in attractive layers of dark red fruit. The rich, textured finish bodes well for the future.
The owner, Paolo de Marchi, is one of Italy's most respected winemarkers, and his reputation has been established here in the heart of Chianti Classico, just north of the village of Castellina, since the 1960's. The wine of Isole e Olena have led the renaissance of this famous appelationm and are sought after arounf the world.