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Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo 2008


SKU 14766


Color: Deep purple. Bouquet: Espresso, sweet melted licorice, black currant jam, tobacco and toasty oak. Flavor: Full-bodied, with refined tannins. Pairings: Perfect with game, chicken, turkey, ham, aged cheese and mushrooms.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Castello dei Rampolla
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • wa96+

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Antonio Galloni, June 2012
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorVery pure, sporting cherry, currant and blueberry fruit, showing a tinge of vanilla from the new oak. This is tightly wound and fresh, athletic even, with a long, linear finish. This should reward keeping for a few years. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2015 through 2027. 100 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, October 15, 2012