James Suckling
Wine Spectator
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Castello Dei Rampolla d'Alceo Rosso 2018

Product description

Castello dei Rampolla vestiges an effortless prototype of French varietals, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot, and like Sassicaia and Ornellaia, it marries power with elegance, opulence with restraint. It is the acme of what Tuscany can do with the best grapes of Bordeaux. 

A long list of adjectives are required to express the complexity of flavours D’Alceo exhibits - espresso, melted liquorice, blackcurrant jam, porcini mushroom, chestnuts, mulberry, flavours that appear so intense in power, yet the mouthfeel seems effortless. D’Alceo has a cult status similar to Masseto, yet its ascent to global stardom is just beginning, it is the critics’ choice and highly recommended for consumption and investment.

99 Points - Vinous

The 2018 D'Alceo is a wild, exotic wine. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot come together in a wine that is sumptuous, layered and exceptionally beautiful. Inky blue/purplish fruit, sage, mint, lavender and chocolate are some of the many notes that take shape.

96 Points - James Suckling

Lots of blackcurrant and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body with firm tannins and a chewy finish. Lots of black licorice, aniseed and light asphalt. Lead pencil, too.

94 Points - Wine Spectator

This juicy, almost silky red is marked by aromas and flavors of cherry, black currant, violet, Tuscan scrub and earth. Vibrant yet dense, with lightly chewy tannins lining the finish. Features fine balance and length overall. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.