2008 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo Vino da Tavola - 100 pts - 750ml

2008 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo Vino da Tavola - 100 pts - 750ml

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2008 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo Vino da Tavola - 100 pts!
The 2008 d’Alceo is a huge, inward, brooding wine. Plums, black cherries, camphor, incense and smoke emerge over time, but only with great reluctance. The 2008 is going to require considerable patience, but it is shaping up to be an absolute jewel. The d’Alceo is a wine of notable depth and purity, but it is very closed down at the moment. Dark red fruit, flowers, mint, spices, tar, cassis, graphite and camphor linger on the huge, structured finish. This is a towering effort from the Di Napoli family. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. Rampolla is one of the most fascinating wineries in Tuscany, and Italy, for that matter. The relentless pursuit of excellence is evident in these spectacular wines. The 2008s capture Rampolla in a transitional phase that marks the move to cement and amphora, which was completed by 2009. As for the wines, they are spectacular. In 2010, Rampolla introduced a new wine, a 100% Sangiovese fermented and aged in amphora, with no additional SO2, that I was not able to taste for this article. Simply put, these are reference point wines from Luca and Maurizia Di Napoli. RP

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Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2008
Rating 96+ RP - 100 JS
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Location
Producer Castello dei Rampolla
Color Red
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Rating 96+ RP - 2008 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo Vino da Tavola - 100 pts! The 2008 d’Alceo is a huge, inward, brooding wine. Plums, black cherries, camphor, incense and smoke emerge over time, but only with great reluctance. The 2008 is going to require considerable patience, but it is shaping up to be an absolute jewel. The d’Alceo is a wine of notable depth and purity, but it is very closed down at the moment. Dark red fruit, flowers, mint, spices, tar, cassis, graphite and camphor linger on the huge, structured finish. This is a towering effort from the Di Napoli family. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. Rampolla is one of the most fascinating wineries in Tuscany, and Italy, for that matter. The relentless pursuit of excellence is evident in these spectacular wines. The 2008s capture Rampolla in a transitional phase that marks the move to cement and amphora, which was completed by 2009. As for the wines, they are spectacular. In 2010, Rampolla introduced a new wine, a 100% Sangiovese fermented and aged in amphora, with no additional SO2, that I was not able to taste for this article. Simply put, these are reference point wines from Luca and Maurizia Di Napoli. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2008
Rating 96+ RP - 100 JS
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Location
Producer Castello dei Rampolla
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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