2006 Gran Selezione, Isole e Olena, Chianti Classico

Initially a sceptic of the Gran Selezione classification, Paolo has waited until now to release a wine that he believes is truly worthy of the higher status. With only a tiny production (1,200 bottles released worldwide) we are honoured to have been offered a small allocation. Paolo combines Sangiovese with Cabernet Franc (12%) and Syrah (8%) to show the ‘elegance and drinkability of Chianti with the structure of a Super Tuscan’. Tasted earlier this year, the wine was simply outstanding.

Critic score
97/100
Pricing
Bottle
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3 available
£382.48
Bottle
From a client
Report
3 available
£383.68
Case, 3 Bottles - 75cl
From a client
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1 available
£1,152.84
Case, 3 Bottles - 75cl
From a client
Report
1 available
£1,152.84

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Chianti Classico (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Grape
    80% Sangiovese/Brunello
    12% Cabernet Franc
    8% Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Gran Selezione)
2006 Gran Selezione, Isole e Olena, Chianti Classico

TASTING NOTES

The wine shows gorgeous ripeness with brooding dark fruit, depth and extreme balance.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
97/100

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