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Vigna d'Alceo, Castello dei Rampolla 2016

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2016Vigna d'Alceo, Castello dei Rampolla

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BT2 \ 630960.001297 AG30106.6666666666797.0097.00Vigna d'Alceo, Rampolla0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2016 D'Alceo combines unctuous intensity with pure, raw power. It won't be ready to drink until age ten, at least, but there is plenty to look forward to. With a few hours of air, the fruit and breadth both start to emerge. Inky blueberry, lavender, cloves, leather and licorice are some of the many nuances that build over time. 2024-2041

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, September 2020

Lots of richness here, but there’s always balance and focus with blackberry and chocolate character and hazelnut undertones. Bark, too. It’s full-bodied, but tight and focused at the end. Always a great wine. From organically grown grapes. Drink after 2024.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, July 2020

The Castello dei Rampolla 2016 d'Alceo is an extra dark and brooding expression of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot in a supporting role. The wine sits firmly on the palate, imparting weight, staying power and extra heat. In fact, some sort of bistecca alla Fiorentina or otherwise succulent grilled meat pairing is what comes immediately to mind. The immense power of the wine rumbles and trembles in the glass, figuratively speaking, revealing dried blackberry, prune and black cherry confit. This 2016 vintage shows impressive clarity and focus both on the nose and in the mouth. 2022-2040

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, September 2020

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, this compelling wine opens with enticing aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, new leather, pipe tobacco and menthol. Chewy and delicious, the palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and baking spice framed in firm, refined tannins. It's full bodied, with a weightless elegance and a crushed mint finish. Drink 2022–2028.

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, April 2021
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