Isole e Olena

About Isole e Olena

Made all the more impressive given the incredibly high bar set by the two previously outstanding vintages (2015 and 2016), Isole e Olena has been on a relentless march of excellence in recent years. Currently one of the most widely loved and highly sought-after producers in Tuscany, the Piedmont-native de Marche family purchased two properties, Isole and Olena, in the 1960s before combining them to leave current owner Paolo de Marche as the passionate head of an iconic estate situated on the Western flank of Chianti Classico.

Exposed to the cooling maritime influences of ocean breezes more so than almost any other producer, Isole e Olena benefits greatly from tempering of the ferocious Tuscan sun as a result, slowing ripening thus allowing beautiful development of fruit without soaring alcohol nor elevated sugars. Its effect on the final wines is clear for all to taste, with a more elegant, fresh and beautifully perfumed character than many of their neighbours.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €525.30
2013

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Hands down beautiful, The 2013 Cepparello is a creation of stunning elegance and balance. A pure expression of Sangiovese, this wine undergoes a sophisticated oak regime that sees ageing in various barrel sizes and barrique of various ages. It lives 18 months of its life in French and 3% American oak before being released. This vintage (that is cooler compared to 2012 and 2011) delivers an exceptionally soft and mellow bouquet with slightly sweet sensations of ripe cherry and fragrant blue flower. Soft tones of spice and cinnamon bring up the rear. The wine is medium to full in terms of body weight, and the finish is driven by cool tones of balsam and menthol herb. The 2013 Cepparello is one of my favorite wines of the vintage.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €525.30
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €711.30
2014

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2014 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (95-97)

Isole e Olena's 2014 Cepparello is mind-blowingly beautiful. The product of a long, cool growing season with perfect weather at the end of the fall. Dark, savory and intensely mineral, the 2014 possesses remarkable depth and intensity. In 2014, the grapes reached full maturity at lower sugars than is the norm today. I tasted the 2014 from an assortment of barrels. If the finished wine is like the wine I tasted from barrel, the 2014 Cepparello will be one of the big surprises of the vintage. I love the mid-palate depth here.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 95-97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €711.30
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €458.10
2015

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

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. Drink in 2020.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €458.10
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €568.50
2016

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The beautiful Isole e Olena 2016 Cepparello is a gorgeous and precise expression of Sangiovese. This is one of the icon wines of the vintage that shows a naked and transparent portrait of the grape on the one hand, with the complexity of the vintage and its territory on the other. Cepparello is like a crystal ball into the heart and soul of Sangiovese, Tuscany's mighty red grape. It is fermented in conical oak casks and later aged 20 months in 95% French and 5% American oak, of which only one-third is new wood. The wine delivers ample structure and contouring, with a firm and silky consistency at its core. Some 42,000 bottles were made. This wine should age over the better part of the next 20 years.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €568.50
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €489.21
2017

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2017 Cepparello is another in a series of stunningly beautiful Cepparellos from Paolo de Marchi. Bright and beautifully focused in the glass, with tremendous depth, the 2017 is positively stellar from the very first taste. Succulent dark cherry, plum, licorice, spice, menthol and coffee all open up with a bit of air. Here, too, Paolo De Marchi has done a tremendous job in preserving freshness in the wine. Readers who can muster the patience will be rewarded with a spectacular wine.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 10 97 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €489.21
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2016 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €435.00
2016

Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2016 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (93)

Broad and complex, delivering plum, black cherry, almond, leather and earth flavors. The tannins are dusty and well-integrated, while vibrant acidity keeps the flavors pumping through the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2036.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 12x75cl 5 93 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €435.00
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2017 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €281.84
2017

Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2017 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (93)

A very pretty 2017 Chianti Classico with a beautiful core of ripe fruit and layers of round, lightly chewy tannins. Dark cherries, walnuts and chocolate. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 19 Aug 2021

Tuscany 12x75cl 5 93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €281.84
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €423.00
2013

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Hands down beautiful, The 2013 Cepparello is a creation of stunning elegance and balance. A pure expression of Sangiovese, this wine undergoes a sophisticated oak regime that sees ageing in various barrel sizes and barrique of various ages. It lives 18 months of its life in French and 3% American oak before being released. This vintage (that is cooler compared to 2012 and 2011) delivers an exceptionally soft and mellow bouquet with slightly sweet sensations of ripe cherry and fragrant blue flower. Soft tones of spice and cinnamon bring up the rear. The wine is medium to full in terms of body weight, and the finish is driven by cool tones of balsam and menthol herb. The 2013 Cepparello is one of my favorite wines of the vintage.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €423.00
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €578.00
2014

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2014 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (95-97)

Isole e Olena's 2014 Cepparello is mind-blowingly beautiful. The product of a long, cool growing season with perfect weather at the end of the fall. Dark, savory and intensely mineral, the 2014 possesses remarkable depth and intensity. In 2014, the grapes reached full maturity at lower sugars than is the norm today. I tasted the 2014 from an assortment of barrels. If the finished wine is like the wine I tasted from barrel, the 2014 Cepparello will be one of the big surprises of the vintage. I love the mid-palate depth here.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 95-97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: €578.00
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €367.00
2015

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

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. Drink in 2020.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €367.00
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €459.00
2016

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The beautiful Isole e Olena 2016 Cepparello is a gorgeous and precise expression of Sangiovese. This is one of the icon wines of the vintage that shows a naked and transparent portrait of the grape on the one hand, with the complexity of the vintage and its territory on the other. Cepparello is like a crystal ball into the heart and soul of Sangiovese, Tuscany's mighty red grape. It is fermented in conical oak casks and later aged 20 months in 95% French and 5% American oak, of which only one-third is new wood. The wine delivers ample structure and contouring, with a firm and silky consistency at its core. Some 42,000 bottles were made. This wine should age over the better part of the next 20 years.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €459.00
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €392.00
2017

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2017 Cepparello is another in a series of stunningly beautiful Cepparellos from Paolo de Marchi. Bright and beautifully focused in the glass, with tremendous depth, the 2017 is positively stellar from the very first taste. Succulent dark cherry, plum, licorice, spice, menthol and coffee all open up with a bit of air. Here, too, Paolo De Marchi has done a tremendous job in preserving freshness in the wine. Readers who can muster the patience will be rewarded with a spectacular wine.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 10 97 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €392.00
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2016 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €333.00
2016

Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2016 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (93)

Broad and complex, delivering plum, black cherry, almond, leather and earth flavors. The tannins are dusty and well-integrated, while vibrant acidity keeps the flavors pumping through the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2036.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Tuscany 12x75cl 5 93 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €333.00
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2017 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €205.36
2017

Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2017 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (93)

A very pretty 2017 Chianti Classico with a beautiful core of ripe fruit and layers of round, lightly chewy tannins. Dark cherries, walnuts and chocolate. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 19 Aug 2021

Tuscany 12x75cl 5 93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €205.36

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