James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
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Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2014

6 units available online.
Product description

Deep purple in color, this wine offers aromas of espresso, sweet melted licorice, black currant jam, tobacco and toasty oak. It is full-bodied on the palate, with refined tannins.

Perfect with game, chicken, turkey, ham, aged cheese and mushrooms.

95 Points - James Suckling

Wonderful aromas of crushed raspberries, blueberries and violets follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Joyful 2014! A blend of cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Drink or hold.

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Made with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot, this focused red offers earthy aromas of moist soil, new leather, cedar and black currant. It’s elegant and racy, delivering cassis, juicy black cherry, licorice, chopped mint and tobacco framed in fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity. It’s already delicious but hold for even more complexity and to let the tannins unwind.

95 Points - Vinous

The 2014 d'Alceo is more in line with previous years than Sammarco. Deep, unctuous and super-powerful, the 2014 exudes richness and textural intensity from the very first taste. Readers will have to give the 2014 at least a few years in bottle to help some of the baby fat meld away. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, sage, mint and lavender are some of the many notes that start to emerge as the wine sits in the glass. This is a terrific effort for the vintage.

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Fruit for this wine always comes from the same vineyard site, and production was heavily reduced in this difficult vintage. If an average year sees 13,000 bottles made, only 6,200 bottles were made of the 2014 d'Alceo. This wine shows beautiful brightness and linearity with a polished, almost glossy texture that feels like silk on the palate. The wine is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a smaller part Petit Verdot. It offers a mid-weight texture with balanced tannins and acidity to seal the deal.