Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 2013 - Domaine Franey
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Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 2013

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Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 2013

SKU 16104


Color: Dense ruby-purple. Bouquet: Sweet nose of high class cigar tobacco intermixed with smoke, minerals, black currants, and vanilla. Flavor: Dense, medium- to full-bodied, with superb richness, purity, and overall harmony. Pairings: Excellent with game, red meats and aged cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany
Brand Castello dei Rampolla
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VinousThe 2013 Sammarco is a stunning wine. Super-expressive aromatics make a strong opening statement in a wine endowed with myriad dimensions of nuance and complexity. The 2013 is deep and fleshy, with generous fruit, beautifully integrated tannins and exceptional finesse. Readers should not plan on opening a bottle of this any time soon, though, as it seems likely to age at a glacial pace.

Antonio Galloni
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Wine SpectatorA polished, blackberry- and black currant-infused red, with accents of wild herbs and spice, this is both saturated, intense and racy. All the elements are in the correct proportions, this just needs time to express itself fully. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2033. 1,833 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, July 2018
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James SucklingA complex wine with cherries, strawberries, black currants and hot stones. So clean and precise. Full body, firm tannins, high acidity and a long and fresh finish. Tight. Still needs some time. Better in 2019.

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Wine EnthusiastAromas of dark-skinned berry, culinary spice, sandalwood and blue flower combine with earthy scents of tilled soil and truffle. The bright full-bodied palate delivers pomegranate, juicy Marasca cherry, licorice and tobacco alongside elegant tannins. Drink through 2028.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2018