Castello dei Rampolla d’Alceo 2017 | 750 ml.

Item #: 57674

VN100 RP95 WE94

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Critical Acclaim

VN100 Vinous Sep 2021

"The 2017 D’Alceo possesses mind-blowing intensity and pedigree to burn. Rich, ample and explosive, the 2017 is magnificently impressive right out of the gate. Lavender, rose petal, spice, kirsch, mint and violet lead into a core of inky dark blue/purplish berry fruit. Soft contours and suave, silky tannins give the 2017 so much immediacy, but there is plenty of cellaring potential too. In a word: epic." (100 pts.)

WE94 Wine Enthusiast 5/1/2022

"Underbrush, scorched earth and leather aromas mingle with camphor and whiffs of blue flower on this full-bodied red. The savory palate is concentrated and tightly wound, offering spiced blueberry, ripe black plum and chewing tobacco alongside firm, close-grained tannins." (94 pts.)

RP95 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 7th Oct 2021

"It’s not easy to wrap your head around the Castello dei Rampolla 2017 d’Alceo. The wine is exaggerated on almost every front, including its powerful tannins, shaped by a scorching hot and dry vintage that produced super concentrated fruit. I can’t say that this vintage is my style or that it delivers the extreme elegance and finesse that this estate at the heart of Panzano, one of the greatest growing sites in Italy, is capable of. However, there is a lot to be said about this blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot. The wine opens to an almost impenetrable appearance with inky black hues and unruly intensity. The power of the bouquet is driven by the ripeness of the fruit and perhaps a positive pinch of volatile acidity (just the right amount for emphasis) that adds extra lift and punch to the overall effect. Syrupy blackberry segues to smoky tar and resin. We saw impactful tannins in the 2016 Sammarco, but the 2017 d’Alceo takes that astringency one step further. The 2017 will sure take many years to reach harmony, although I suspect that the tannic imprint is here to stay." (95 pts.)

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More Information
SKU57674
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameCastello dei Rampolla d’Alceo
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Product Location - Location-AppellationToscana
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume14.5%
BrandCastello dei Rampolla
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2017
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)Cabernet Sauvignon
Primary GrapeCabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No