Castello dei Rampolla

d’Alceo Toscana IGT

d’Alceo Toscana IGT
Italy

Red Wine85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 % Petit Verdot
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    wild-boar
    Cheese (Hard)
  • Color Deep purple
  • NoseEspresso, sweet melted licorice, black currant jam, tobacco and toasty oak 
    Blackcurrantblackcurrant
    Coffee, Coffee Beancoffee
    Tobacco Leaftobacco
  • Flavor Full-bodied, with refined tannins

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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
2016 Wine Spectator 97 Jun 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Vinous Media 97 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 James Suckling 97 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Enthusiast 96 Apr 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Advocate 96 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Vinous Media 97 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 96 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 James Suckling 95 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Enthusiast 94 May 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Advocate 91 Sep 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Enthusiast 95 Apr 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Vinous Media 95 Feb 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Spectator 92 Aug 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2016 Wine Spectator This elegant red features cherry and black currant flavors interwoven with its silky texture. Tobacco and spice accents add complexity as this unfurls to a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral and savory elements. Firmly built and still young. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2035. From Italy. —B.S. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 D'Alceo combines unctuous intensity with pure, raw power. It won't be ready to drink until age ten, at least, but there is plenty to look forward to. With a few hours of air, the fruit and breadth both start to emerge. Inky blueberry, lavender, cloves, leather and licorice are some of the many nuances that build over time. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2016 James Suckling Lots of richness here, but there’s always balance and focus with blackberry and chocolate character and hazelnut undertones. Bark, too. It’s full-bodied, but tight and focused at the end. Always a great wine. From organically grown grapes. Drink after 2024. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2016 Wine Enthusiast A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, this compelling wine opens with enticing aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, new leather, pipe tobacco and menthol. Chewy and delicious, the palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and baking spice framed in firm, refined tannins. It's full bodied, with a weightless elegance and a crushed mint finish. Drink 2022–2028. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2016 Wine Advocate The Castello dei Rampolla 2016 d'Alceo is an extra dark and brooding expression of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot in a supporting role. The wine sits firmly on the palate, imparting weight, staying power and extra heat. In fact, some sort of bistecca alla Fiorentina or otherwise succulent grilled meat pairing is what comes immediately to mind. The immense power of the wine rumbles and trembles in the glass, figuratively speaking, revealing dried blackberry, prune and black cherry confit. This 2016 vintage shows impressive clarity and focus both on the nose and in the mouth. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media Dark, powerful and explosive, D'Alceo is one of the epic wines of 2015. Crème de cassis, plum, graphite, sage, lavender, and menthol rush out of the glass in a deep, beautifully resonant wine loaded with class. A wine with striking inner sweetness, depth and structure, the 2015 will thrill readers lucky enough to own it for a number of years to come. The 2015 was fermented in cement and then spent 14 months in oak. It is rich, sumptuous and simply irresistible. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator Featuring concentrated flavors of blackberry, black currant, earth and leafy underbrush, this red is wrapped in a shroud of stiff tannins that upsets the balance a little. Nevertheless, this will come into its own with decanting, a little aging in bottle or paired with grilled steak or lamb. Delivers excellent intensity, energy and length. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2029. From Italy. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2015 James Suckling This is a big and self-assured red with lots of charcoal, vanilla, dried blackberries, barbecued meat and resin. Full-bodied and very chewy indeed with a ton of dark fruit and raw power. A delicate line of acidity pulls the brakes on. Drink in 2027! Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2015 Wine Enthusiast Truffle, leather, crushed violet, mature blueberry and molten chocolate aromas meld together on this full-bodied red. A savory, earthy blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, the smooth palate offers mature blueberry, blackberry and clove aromas punctuated with hints of game. Velvety tannins provide polished support. Drink through 2025. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate Showing penetrating black fruit with lots of density and richness, the 2015 d'Alceo revealed a distant hint of rubber or animal that could be a point of concern if it were to worsen with time. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, and the fruit in this warm vintage is loosely knit and thick in fiber (ending with a 14.5% alcohol content that does leave its mark). The wine definitely needs more time to flesh out and integrate with bottle aging, but because of that slight flaw on the bouquet. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2014 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. Drink 2020–2029. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2014 Vinous Media 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. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2014 Wine Spectator Pushes the boundaries of ripeness, offering plum, macerated black cherry, fruitcake and earth flavors and resinous details. Firm tannins line the finish, where a leafy underbrush note lingers. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2028. 1,833 cases made, 200 cases imported. –BS Shelf Talker Full Page Review