Castello di Ama Vigna l'Apparita 2018

Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
AG 99
JS 98
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 340494

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$219.95

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Mar 2022) 12+ Available
99 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 L'Apparita is a total stunner. Ama's 100% Merlot is usually a wine of bombastic intensity, but the 2018 marks a departure from that style, as it is all finesse and nuance. Blackberry jam, spice, menthol and lavender are some of the aromas and flavors that open in an Apparita that dazzles with its precision and nuance. Rain at the end of August pushed out harvest and gave Marco Pallanti the ideal conditions to craft this gorgeous wine. Drink: 2026-2043. (Sep 2021)"

98 points James Suckling: "Hard dark-chocolate aromas with blackberries and blue fruit. Pure and gorgeous. Full-bodied with gorgeous, polished tannins that are intense and powerful, yet ever so precise and together. It’s so curated and real with a great finish. One of the best merlots from Ama in a long time. Drink after 2024 and onwards. (8/4/21)"
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99 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 L'Apparita is a total stunner. Ama's 100% Merlot is usually a wine of bombastic intensity, but the 2018 marks a departure from that style, as it is all finesse and nuance. Blackberry jam, spice, menthol and lavender are some of the aromas and flavors that open in an Apparita that dazzles with its precision and nuance. Rain at the end of August pushed out harvest and gave Marco Pallanti the ideal conditions to craft this gorgeous wine. Drink: 2026-2043. (Sep 2021)"

98 points James Suckling: "Hard dark-chocolate aromas with blackberries and blue fruit. Pure and gorgeous. Full-bodied with gorgeous, polished tannins that are intense and powerful, yet ever so precise and together. It’s so curated and real with a great finish. One of the best merlots from Ama in a long time. Drink after 2024 and onwards. (8/4/21)"
Product SKU 340494
Producer Castello di Ama
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Varietal Merlot
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
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