Robert Parker 92
“The 2015 Chianti Classico is a bright and convincing wine from Barberino Val d’Elsa, one of the main comuni in the greater Chianti Classico appellation. This is a smooth and silky Sangiovese that glides clean over the palate with strength and intensity. Bright cherry, blueberry and herbal accents with wild sage and rosemary characterize the finish. Like many other wines from the 2015 vintage, there is an evident touch of cherry sweetness on the close.”
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2025
The 2015 Chianti Classico is a pretty wine, but it is also decidedly light, even by Isole e Olena standards. Crushed flowers, mint and sweet red berry fruit are all nicely lifted. Even so, the 2015 lacks mid-palate resonance and structure. Rain during harvest ultimately proved to be problematic.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2023