Isole e Olena Syrah IGT 2015
The Syrah Collezione De Marchi Toscana IGT from Isole e Olena is an impressive wine. The Syrah shines dark red in the glass. On the nose it presents concentrated and juicy aromas, smelling of black fruits, plums, herbs, black tea, leather, sandalwood, pink pepper and fir wood. On the palate very robust structure, very tasty and very balanced, soft, supple, harmonious, with fine mineral notes in the long, velvety, persistent finish.
A wine that gets even better with time.
This very characterful red wine from 100% Syrah from the Collezione De Marchi is produced only in small numbers of bottles and not every year. The grapes are harvested manually. After destemming and gentle pressing, the grapes are macerated and fermented at a controlled temperature for 10 to 12 days, followed by 12 months in French and American barriques, 20% of which are new. After bottling, the Syrah matures for another 3 years in the bottle before being sold.
The Syrah from Isole e Olena has a storage potential of over 10 years.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
“A very animated syrah that opens with notes of crushed stones, soaked blueberries, fresh herbs, licorice, charcoal and citrus. Full-bodied and intense, but the freshness is undeniable as firm tannins intermingle with vibrant acidity. Primary fruit is quite predominant now, so give this time.”
– 94 POINTS
“Syrah loves a warm vintage, and that’s exactly what it gets here. The 2015 Syrah Collezione Privata is a full and generous expression that opens to dark fruit aromas backed by bitter chocolate, spice and smoked bacon. You can identify that Tuscan signature here, thanks to the chalky mineral notes that give this wine so much definition and focus. You do feel some ripeness here with jammy fruit favors followed by sweet tobacco and tar. The wine is rich and succulent in terms of mouthfeel. Some 5,000 wines were produced.”
– 97 POINTS
The 2015 Syrah is off the charts gorgeous. Deep, plush and varietally expressive, the 2015 possesses tremendous character and personality. Inky red/purplish berry fruit, mint, new oak lavender, spice and licorice notes burst out of the glass in an exuberant, potent Syrah endowed with superb richness and textural resonance. The 2015 somehow manages to capture varietal expression, a distinctly Chianti Classico-drenched expression of structure and the natural richness of the vintage. Exceptionally beautiful, sensual and inviting, the 2015 is a masterpiece from Paolo De Marchi. ANTONIO GALLONI
– 4 GRAPES