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Castello dei Rampolla Toscana Vigna d'Alceo 2012

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Tuscany, Italy
WS 97
IWR 95
WE 95
CT 94-95
AG 94
JS 94
Item # 337530

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750ml
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97 points Wine Spectator: "[$242 list] A focused, balanced style, evoking pure cherry, raspberry, mineral and floral aromas and flavors, this is elegant and fluid yet dense and well-structured, ending with lively acidity and dusty tannins. The finish goes on and on. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2025. (8/31/17)"

95 points International Wine Report: "The 2012 d’Alceo opens to a lovey dark ruby color, followed by profound aromatics of ripe dark and red fruits woven together with floral, tobacco and licorice undertones that all develop in the glass. On the palate this shows plenty of ripe fruit and wonderful overall structure, with nicely integrated tannins and a gorgeous silky mouthfeel leading up the the long finish. Composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot this looks as if it will be accessible earlier than most vintages of d’Alceo, but it also certainly has the potential to evolve nicely in the cellar. (10/17/18)"

95 points and 'Top 100 Cellar Selections 2017,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$242 list] Earthy aromas of tilled soil, underbrush, leather, purple flower, cedar and ripe black-skinned berry lead the way on this delicious blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. The smooth full-bodied palate doles out juicy blackberry, red currant, licorice, exotic spice, mocha and a hint of game while tightly knit but velvety tannins lend both structure and finesse. It's already compelling but give it time to fully develop. Drink 2018–2027. Alcohol 13%. (Mar 2017)"

94.5 points CellarTracker.com community score.

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2012 d'Alceo is sweet, round and enveloping. Silky tannins give the 2012 much of its shape, while adding to the wine's appeal. Plum, black cherry, menthol, licorice and sweet spices wrap around the fleshy, succulent finish. Like the Sammarco, d'Alceo is a bit restrained in this vintage. Drink: 2020-2037. (Oct 2016)"

94 points James Suckling: "Fragrant and enticing with flower petal, dried black tea and berry aromas. Full to medium body, chewy tannins and a fruity finish. Needs to come together still. Better in 2019. (11/21/16)"
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97 points Wine Spectator: "[$242 list] A focused, balanced style, evoking pure cherry, raspberry, mineral and floral aromas and flavors, this is elegant and fluid yet dense and well-structured, ending with lively acidity and dusty tannins. The finish goes on and on. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2025. (8/31/17)"

95 points International Wine Report: "The 2012 d’Alceo opens to a lovey dark ruby color, followed by profound aromatics of ripe dark and red fruits woven together with floral, tobacco and licorice undertones that all develop in the glass. On the palate this shows plenty of ripe fruit and wonderful overall structure, with nicely integrated tannins and a gorgeous silky mouthfeel leading up the the long finish. Composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot this looks as if it will be accessible earlier than most vintages of d’Alceo, but it also certainly has the potential to evolve nicely in the cellar. (10/17/18)"

95 points and 'Top 100 Cellar Selections 2017,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$242 list] Earthy aromas of tilled soil, underbrush, leather, purple flower, cedar and ripe black-skinned berry lead the way on this delicious blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. The smooth full-bodied palate doles out juicy blackberry, red currant, licorice, exotic spice, mocha and a hint of game while tightly knit but velvety tannins lend both structure and finesse. It's already compelling but give it time to fully develop. Drink 2018–2027. Alcohol 13%. (Mar 2017)"

94.5 points CellarTracker.com community score.

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2012 d'Alceo is sweet, round and enveloping. Silky tannins give the 2012 much of its shape, while adding to the wine's appeal. Plum, black cherry, menthol, licorice and sweet spices wrap around the fleshy, succulent finish. Like the Sammarco, d'Alceo is a bit restrained in this vintage. Drink: 2020-2037. (Oct 2016)"

94 points James Suckling: "Fragrant and enticing with flower petal, dried black tea and berry aromas. Full to medium body, chewy tannins and a fruity finish. Needs to come together still. Better in 2019. (11/21/16)"
Product SKU 337530
Producer Castello dei Rampolla
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Varietal Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends
Vintage 2012
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot
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