2012 Cepparello Isole-e-Olena

A “magnificent” vintage of the flagship wine from benchmark Tuscan producer Isole e Olena, the 97 point 2012 Cepparello is one not to be missed.


Radiant and super-expressive”, the 2012 is perhaps the best ever year for Cepparello, with a fantastic score of 97 points from Antonio Galloni, beating even the 95 and 96+ he awarded the 2009 and 2010 vintages.


Previously described by Galloni as “one of Tuscany’s most compelling wines," (Jun 2012) the Cepparello is now a very worthy and consistent challenger to towering greats from Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino as well as the often hugely expensive Super-Tuscans.


In fact, Cepparello’s top-table position makes its price all the more incredible. This is world-class winemaking at a very affordable level giving the buyer excellent value. As such, it is a fantastic addition to any collection.

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£472.00 DP

Average critic rating : 97.0 points



The 2012 Cepparello is magnificent. Radiant, pliant and super-expressive, the 2012 offers magnificent intensity, with silky tannins wrapped around a core of rich, dark-toned fruit. The intensity of the fruit suggests a warm vintage, but the structure is more medium in body and typical of a cooler year. Today, the 2012 gives the impression it will drink well pretty much upon release, but history has taught me Cepparello often shuts down in bottle. Either way, the 2012 is superb.


FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
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