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Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione Tuscany IGT 2017  - Invino

Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione Tuscany IGT 2017

Sangiovese Blends  |  Italy

JS95, WS95, VN93+
SPECIAL: Ground shipping included on orders of 3 bottles or more!

Normally $70! At $49 and free shipping on 3 with a 95 from Wine Spectator, this rich, sexy wine might be one of the best deals of the year if you love Super Tuscans as much as we do - wow! We wish we had more!!

It’s simply stunning to see Poggio Scalette’s Il Carbonaione at ANYTHING like this price. In the top tier of luxury Sangiovese wines, for sure you’d be paying well over $100+ in a restaurant, which is where it normally resides. NOT TODAY! To put this into perspective, Wine Spectator's 2017 honor roll includes these heavy hitters with the same score.

Antinori Solaia 2017 - 95 points, $340

Fontodi Flaccianello 2017 - 95 points, $149

Orenellaia Masseto 2017 - 95 points, $814

How do you like them apples! Start planning your epic Tuscan feast now! Not a lot to go around...while it lasts! 

About the Producer

Poggio Scalette takes its name from the landscape, which is characterized by dry, stone walls supporting terraces on which the vineyards and olive groves are planted. It was discovered that the plot of land known as Il Carbonaione was the first area to be replanted after World War I (1914-1918), which means these vines are more than 90 years old. Named for the river that passes through as it travels from a medieval hilltop town, this area happens to be one of the most important historical centers of the Chianti Classico region. Il Carbonaione is Poggio Scalette’s signature wine.

95 Wine Spectator -
An alluring array of blackberry, black cherry and violet aromas introduces this supple, elegant red. Spice, mineral and tobacco elements emerge, along with firm, refined tannins, but this is all about the pure fruit. Shows terrific harmony and length. Sangiovese. Best from 2022 through 2040. 2,200 cases made, 600 cases imported.
95 James Suckling -
A creamy, ripe-tannined red with chocolate, berry, light vanilla and cappuccino character and a solid core of fruit and polished tannins. It's full-bodied and well crafted. Better after 2022, when it will all come together.
93+ Vinous -
The 2017 Il Carbonaione is a very beautiful and expressive wine. It is also quite ripe and forward, its mid-weight structure notwithstanding. I would use those qualities to their advantage, as the 2017 is likely to mature faster than other recent vintages, and that's when Il Carbonaione really blossoms. Sweet pipe tobacco, leather, mint, game and licorice are some of the notes that are laced into the finish.

  • BlendSangiovese
  • CountryItaly
  • RegionTuscany
  • AppellationTuscany
  • Alcohol13.5%