Castello dei Rampolla

Chianti Classico DOCG

Chianti Classico DOCG
Italy

Red Wine 90% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Cheese (Hard)
    Red Meat, Steak, Beef
    Root Vegetable
  • ColorBright ruby
  • NoseThe bouquet on the nose is intense, with rich cherry and red berry aromas and leafy undertones 
    Raspberryraspberry
    Red Cherryred-cherry
    Tobacco Leaftobacco
  • FlavorOn the palate it is silky, balanced, with medium body, refined tanning and a long flavorful finish of blackberry and chocolate

Tuscany At a Glance

Region Name Tuscany

Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscans from Bolgheri are some of the world’s most famous wines and are adored by collectors, and they all hail from the gorgeous region of Tuscany.

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2018 Wine and Spirits 94 Apr 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Wine Enthusiast 94 Mar 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 James Suckling 93 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Vinous Media 93 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 James Suckling 93 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 James Suckling 93 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Wine Spectator 92 Aug 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Wine Advocate 92 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Enthusiast 94 Apr 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 James Suckling 93 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Spectator 92 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Advocate 88 Sep 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Spectator 94 Jul 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Enthusiast 92 Apr 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine and Spirits 91 Apr 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2018 Wine and Spirits The Di Napoli family has vines in Panzano, farmed biodynamically for 25 years, yielded an impressively dark and plummy wine in 2018. It opens with a hint of volatility that blows off to reveal scents of lavender and violet. The wine ripe black-cherry flavors are infused with powerful, mineral tannins that keep it taut through the finish. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2018 Wine Enthusiast Black-skinned fruit, new leather, tilled earthy and blue flower aromas mingle with camphor on this fragrant, enticing red. Fresh and savory, the elegant, full-bodied palate doles out ripe black plum, juicy Morello cherry, licorice and tobacco alongside polished tannins that give it a velvety texture. Fresh acidity lends brightness and balance. Drink 2022–2028. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2018 James Suckling A wonderful young Chianti Classico with aromas and flavors of black cherries, dark chocolate, wet earth and black truffle. It’s full-bodied with creamy and juicy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media The 2018 Chianti Classico is fabulous. Deep, rich and super-expressive, the 2018 captures the essence of the house style, with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon that adds both complexity and structural intensity. Black cherry, plum, licorice, lavender and dried herbs are kicked up a few notches. This is an especially rich style for the year, but it works so well. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2018 James Suckling A wonderful young Chianti Classico with aromas and flavors of black cherries, dark chocolate, wet earth and black truffle. It’s full-bodied with creamy and juicy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2018 James Suckling A wonderful young Chianti Classico with aromas and flavors of black cherries, dark chocolate, wet earth and black truffle. It’s full-bodied with creamy and juicy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2018 Wine Spectator Smooth and charming, delivering cherry, strawberry, mineral and tobacco flavors on a graceful frame. This is almost seamless at this young stage and should provide pleasure over the next decade. Drink now through 2030. 2,900 cases made, 625 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2018 Wine Advocate The Castello dei Rampolla 2018 Chianti Classico shows some softness and extra ripeness with dark fruit and plum followed by savory smoke and spice. This wine is an expression of the one and only Panzano in Chianti, a promising subzone in the larger Chianti Classico appellation with panoramic views awash in soft golden light at the end of each glorious day. To the palate, the wine delivers rich, mid-weight intensity with more textured and succulent flavors to follow. This wine is just lovely, especially when tasted right out of the gate when those cherry and blackberry tones are at their brightest. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2017 Wine Enthusiast Plum, fragrant blue flower, leather and ripe berry are just some of the aromas you'll find on this fragrant, delicious wine. It's chewy and enveloping but also boasts a weightless elegance, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, cranberry compote, licorice and tobacco while velvety fine-grained tannins offer polished support. Drink through 2023. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2017 James Suckling The nose of this Chianti Classico is unique, with abundant fresh rose petals, orange zest and lemon peel. Medium-bodied and very lithe yet firm on the palate. Elegant and very taut and tangy on the finish. So well done in a challenging vintage. Drink now. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2017 Wine Spectator Almond and chestnut notes accent the cherry flavors in this broad, tannic red. Features ample fruit, while a sweetness returns at the end, suggesting that this will achieve equilibrium with time. Leather, earth and iron elements add depth. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2022 through 2032. 1,380 cases made, 500 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2017 Wine Advocate The 2017 Chianti Classico is a tad too ripe for my tastes. You taste the heat of the vintage in those aromas of blackberry preserves and strawberry jam. Background notes of apricot and candied orange peel add to that characteristic hot vintage bouquet. I would suggest a near-term drinking window as a result. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2016 Wine Spectator Purity and intensity mark this supple, complex red, bursting with black cherry, black currant, plum, graphite, sanguine and tobacco notes that show an underlying woodsy accent. The well-integrated structure lends support as this plays out on the long finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2021 through 2035. 2,916 cases made, 850 cases imported. –BS Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2016 Wine Enthusiast Ripe black-skinned berry, underbrush, violet, new leather and cake spice aromas shape the nose on this earthy, fragrant red. Bright and savory, the vigorous palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry jam, cinnamon and star anise alongside a hint of game. Taut, grainy tannins provide support. Drink 2021–2026. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2016 Wine and Spirits One of our tasting- panel members called this “a great natural wine to show someone who doesn’t drink natural wine.” It opens with some volatile notes that blow off to reveal palate-saturating flavors of black cherry and sour plum that are more blue-fruited than typical of sangiovese, perhaps derived from the small percentages of merlot and cabernet sauvignon included in the blend. Raspy tannins frame the flavors, which seem to gain vitality with exposure to air. Shelf Talker Full Page Review