|Media Score||Robert Parker-95|
The 2008 Lessona is a serious, serious wine endowed with superb depth and textural richness. Today the tannins are a bit firm, and the wine is, of course, very young, but there is no denying the sheer finesse and pedigree of what is in the glass. Juicy dark cherries, plums, graphite, mint and sweet herbs flesh out beautifully as the 2008 continues to open up.
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.