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Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2014


SKU 9870901158


Il Carbonaione is a full-bodied, rich wine with an exuberant personality and great aging potential. It has abundant aromas of red and dark berry fruits - tart cherries, blackberries, currants, and plums with notes of spice. On the palate, the wine is lush and full-bodied with flavors of berry fruits buoyed by focused tannins unfolding over a pleasant, lingering finish. Food Pairings: Pair this wine with grilled lamb chops, sugo all'amatriciana sauces, Bistecca alla Fiorentina, and terrine de foie gras.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Alta Valle della Greve
Brand Podere Poggio Scalette
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorWell marked by oak, yet elegant and with a core of juicy black cherry and blackberry, this red is focused. Still, it needs to resolve the oak and the concentration isn't there for long term aging. Sangiovese. Drink now through 2023. 2,100 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, 2017
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateHow enologist Vittorio Fiore gets this Sangiovese to show so much darkness and extraction is a real mystery. The 2014 Il Carbonaione is a delicious and syrupy wine that defies the appearance of this mighty Tuscan grape variety as expressed in the region's major appellations. Instead, this IGT interpretation opens to an inky black color and impenetrable richness. The bouquet delivers black cherry, plum and lots of tobacco. In the mouth, however, you taste that fresh and almost thorny acidity that is so distinctive of Sangiovese. This difficult vintage offers moderate length and a short finish. The wine's balance is slightly off center.

Monica Larner, April 28, 2017